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NY AG: Charities raise $400m for Sandy relief

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Eric Schneiderman's office surveyed 88 nonprofit groups that have been soliciting donations for storm relief. As of mid-December, the fundraising had been dominated by five charities.

They include the American Red Cross, the Robin Hood Foundation, The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, the Empire State Relief Fund and The Salvation Army.

Donors will soon be able to log on to the attorney general's website to see how those groups and 83 others say they intend to spend that money.

The attorney general says state regulators will be following up with the groups to get more information about the services they have provided.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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