DATE: January 14, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Margaret Stapleton, Director
Office of Public Communications
During a two-month period, Broward County employees have contributed nearly $10,500 to the American Red Cross-Hurricane Sandy Relief effort.
County employees could make their contributions through a one-time payroll deduction or annual leave donation. The effort began November 7 and concluded December 28, 2012.
"In addition to being part-time residents and frequent visitors to our County, many residents in the northeast are family, friends, acquaintances and business associates," said Bertha Henry, Broward County administrator. "I want to thank our employees for helping us maintain a proud legacy of giving generously when others are in need."
According to the Congressional Research Service, the full economic cost of Hurricane Sandy will not be known for years, but current preliminary estimates of physical property damage, not including flood losses likely to be paid under the government's National Flood Insurance Program, range from $30 to $55 billion.