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  • On February 22, 2013, the Asbury Park Press reported that "a state investigation is under way into the financial dealings of [Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation] that has raised $1 million while misleading donors." For more information, please see that article.
  • On February 22, 2013, New Jersey's Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs issued a statement saying that they "have filed suit against the operators of a purported Superstorm Sandy charity, alleging the defendants unlawfully misled the public by diverting donated funds into their personal accounts, misleading donors with false claims about the ways donations would be used, falsely claiming that donations are tax-deductible, and otherwise deceiving the public in violation of New Jersey’s charity registration and consumer protection laws." For more information, please see the related press release.
  • On February 28, 2013, The Star-Ledger reported that the founders of the Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation which "has collected more than $1 million in cash and goods and is being scrutinized by the state will stop collecting donations, according to an agreement approved... by a Superior Court judge. John Sandberg and Christina Terraccino of Sparta, operators of the Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation, must put the $631,000 in cash contributions in an escrow account pending the outcome of the case. The couple must also add to the account $13,596.53 — the amount they are accused of spending on themselves." For more information, please see The Star-Ledger.
  • On March 5, 2013, the Star-Ledger reported that "three business owners from Hilton Head Island, Beaufort and Charleston promptly launched Operation Southern Hospitality, an initiative to rush disaster aid north." But that, "four months later, South Carolina donors are wondering what happened to the estimated $1 million in supplies they shipped to New Jersey." The article goes on to say that "evidence suggests that the survival rations... never made it to the Jersey Shore. The goods were hauled to a Sparta warehouse, where boxes remain in storage." For more information, please see The Star-Ledger.
  • On December 15, 2013, the Daily Record, reported that "six months after its operators and the acting state Attorney General agreed to a plan to shutter the organization and have a court-appointed administrator redistribute its assets to other Sandy relief groups, hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations meant to help victims of the storm remain in legal limbo. To date, no funds have been released. Meanwhile, this summer, the Sparta couple who started the charity, John Sandberg and Christina Terraccino, were living in a gated community on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast, where Sandberg was working on a new Internet venture. They no longer have access to the charity’s funds. The settlement set a deadline of Nov. 27 for the disposition of the HSRF’s assets. Nancy E. Kelly, the certified public accountant in charge of the charity’s funds, now says it may take until sometime in January to complete the process." For more information, please see the Daily Record article.
  • Governor Chris Christie's charity, Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, is not affiliated with the Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation. IRS information on his charity can be found here

EIN 00-0000001
Street Address 570 SOUTH FOURTH STREET NO 100
City, State, Zip LOUISVILLE, KY 40202-2504
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (325) Camp
(902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Ruling Date May, 1965
Asset Amount $0
Income Amount $0
Form 990 Revenue Amount $0
Latest Form 990 Return June, 2015
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June

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