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    Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is giving $10M to NYC Sandy victims


    On November 18, 2012, City Comptroller John Liu announced, with representatives of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation and other religious organizations, that Tzu Chi Foundation will give a total of $10M to NYC Sandy victims.


    Tzu Chi Foundation raised the money from individual members around the world. Most families identified as eligible for the help will get $600, in the form of a Visa debit card.


    Tzu Chi volunteers are going around badly damaged neighborhoods to meet eligible people. Storm victims also can call the foundation at 877-889-8244.


    The charity was founded in 1966 in Hualien, Taiwan. It now has more than 80 offices in the United States, as well as offices in 50 countries. Its name means "compassionate relief" in Mandarin. Currently, the Foundation has given out over 6 millions dollars to the survivors.


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