The Tunnel to Towers foundation will use the money to hire plumbers, electricians and carpenters to help repair up to 110 homes in neighborhoods hit hardest by the storm, the Red Cross said.
“The Red Cross is committed to helping Sandy survivors recover, and it is great to partner with this organization that shares our goal of making a difference in people’s lives,” said Josh Lockwood, CEO of Red Cross Greater New York Region.
The work will be done in a partnership with the St. Bernard Project, a disaster recovery organization that formed after Hurricane Katrina.
"Over the past 11 months, we have partnered with other local and national organizations, working together with thousands of volunteers to help rebuild our community," said Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of Tunnel to Towers.
"The American Red Cross grant will help ensure we continue to make an impact on the lives of our neighbors, and ensure they can remain in or return to their homes."