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Memorial Flood Funding Statistics and Information
My Neighbors Keeper is a totally transparent organization (our books are always open), and does a daily update on this site to let everyone know exactly how many funds have been deposited in our general victim assistance account and also what our total donations distributed directly to victims amount to as time goes by.
Prior to the flooding event, MyNK had a bank balance of $25,862.23. This assistance fund was accumulated prior to the flood through a variety of fundraisers (Mardi Gras, Family Fun Fest) and charitable donations, both individually and through corporate and charitable organizations. The balance in this fund is what we hold in reserves for immediate payouts to individuals in the event of natural disasters. This fund allowed us to make immediate payouts to victims, usually within 48 hours!
Due to this, we had to format an entirely new procedure to handle a catastrophe the size of the Memorial Flood.
From this balance of $25.862.23, MyNK's Board of Directors has allocated $15,000.00 towards the Immediate Assistance Funds. Additionally, some of the contributions being sent in specifically in response to the flood are also being allocated towards the Immediate Assistance Fund. These funds were presented directly to victims beginning Tuesday, June 2, 2015, just a little over a week after the flood! The majority of the funds donated through this site, through direct deposits, through local fundraisers or any other event where MyNK is listed as the receiving charity, went into the fund for distribution beginning June 16, 2015.
Totals below were updated on a daily basis.
Total Flood Specific Funds Available (Outside sources + MyNK funds) $357,199.00
Total Immediate Assistance Funds Available (assistance prior to 6/15/15) $16,150.00
Total Long Term Assistance Funds Available (assistance after 6/15/15) $340,699.00
Total Flood Specific Funds Received from Outside Donations $342,199.00
Total Immediate Assistance Funds Distributed $ 16,150.00
Total Long Term Assistance Funds Distributed $317,000.00
Total Flood Assistance Funds Distributed (Immediate and Long Term) $333,150.00
Special Note: To protect the privacy of flood victims, we will not be publishing names of or amounts awarded to flood victims who receive these
disbursements. If any individual wishes to see our books regarding these payouts, we will do this individually on a case by case basis.