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Money from Sandy relief concert being put to work

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Photo -   In a Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 photo, Joseph O'Grady, left, with Rockaway Reach, talks with Kevin Murphy as they discuss the renovation of Murphy's home in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of New York. Murphy's house was heavily damaged by flooding sea water during Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. More than 160 organizations and counting have gotten shares of the Sandy relief funds collected so far by the Robin Hood Foundation. Rockaway Reach works on behalf of Catholic Charities of San Diego, which has received funding from the Robin Hood Foundation. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
In a Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 photo, Joseph O'Grady, left, with Rockaway Reach, talks with Kevin Murphy as they discuss the renovation of Murphy's home in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of New York. Murphy's house was heavily damaged by flooding sea water during Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. More than 160 organizations and counting have gotten shares of the Sandy relief funds collected so far by the Robin Hood Foundation. Rockaway Reach works on behalf of Catholic Charities of San Diego, which has received funding from the Robin Hood Foundation. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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NEW YORK (AP) — The charity in charge of distributing donations from the nationally televised Superstorm Sandy relief concert has been thinking small when it comes to doling out more than $50 million.

More than 160 organizations have gotten shares of the Sandy relief funds collected so far by the Robin Hood Foundation.

Many have been the type of small, grass-roots groups that were everywhere on the devastated New York and New Jersey coasts in the initial weeks after the storm.

A church in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., got $25,000 so it could install showers and beds for volunteers. The Mennonite Disaster Service in Pennsylvania got $150,000 to dispatch home builders to New York City.

The concert was held Dec. 12 and included such stars as Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones.

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