Number of the Day: $34 million

April 30, 2013 | Number of The Day

Gov. Chris Christie released a litany of numbers Monday that aim to help tell the story of Sandy from the administration’s perspective. One of the highlights of this long list was the $34 million that has been raised for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, which is headed by Christie’s wife, state First Lady Mary Pat Christie. The fund continues to advertise for donations on TV and billboards around the state.

Christie’s list said the fund has over 28,000 donors and that it has already awarded $11 million in grants. The fund’s website, updated as of April 16, totals $6.8 million in grants, most of which seem to have gone to individual county efforts for recovery and mental health organizations. The site says it is ready to announce another $4.2 million. For a list of what’s been disbursed, see the fund’s website.