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Red Cross Spends $260M On Sandy Relief

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Red Cross officials say as of July 15 they had spent $260 million of over $300 million the agency received in donations for Hurricane Sandy relief.

The bulk of the money has gone to food and shelter programs and helping residents get back to their homes.

In the meantime, FEMA has approved case-by-case extensions of its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.

The agency may allow some participants in the program who cannot return to their homes to stay participating hotels or motels until August 16, past a proposed move-out date of August 6.

According to FEMA, a second group of households will be extended until Sept. 1, 2013.

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