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Brooklyn Nets, Barclays Center Help Create Brooklyn Recovery Fund

Al Bello

The Brooklyn Nets, Barclays Center, Forest City Ratner Companies and the Brooklyn Community Foundation have each pledged $100,000, for a total of $400,000 to create the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. The fund was set up in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, particularly to the Brooklyn coastal communities of Red Hook, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Sea Gate, and Sheepshead Bay.

Brooklyn Community Foundation will administer the fund, which will respond to the immediate and long term impacts of this natural disaster and serve as a flexible source of grant funding to local nonprofit organizations as the rebuilding efforts in Brooklyn progress over the coming weeks and months.

Brooklynites are encouraged to give to the Fund at www.BrooklynRecoveryFund.org. 100% of every donation to the Fund will be used to support storm recovery efforts in Brooklyn.