The Empire State Relief Fund was honored to have the participation of some of New York's most iconic names and faces participate in a Public Service Announcement to help raise funds and awareness. They included: Paul Bettany, Matthew Broderick, Ed Burns, Steve Buscemi, Robert De Niro, Edie Falco, Jennifer Connelly, Michael J. Fox, Whoopi Goldberg, Ken Howard, David Hyde Pierce, Nathan Lane, Matt Lauer, Sandra Lee, Julianna Margulies, Drew Nieporent, Al Pacino, Russell Simmons, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ashley Olsen, Mary Kate Olsen, Brooke Shields, Gabourey Sidibe, Amar’e Stoudemire, Jason Sudeikis and Liv Tyler. Television and cable networks including ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC Universal, as well as cable systems Cablevision and Time Warner Cable, all agreed to air the PSA pro bono.

Much appreciation is also extended to director Danny Clinch, milktfilms, executive producer Lindha Narvaez, Jane Rosenthal and Tribeca Enterprises and Donny Deutsch and Deutsch, Inc. for all of their time and talents on this project.

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Our Mission: To provide funding, materials and services to help New Yorkers who are faced with rebuilding and restoring return to their homes and recover from the storm.

The Empire State Relief Fund is dedicated to providing resources to help recover from Hurricane Sandy and rebuild and restore homes.  The challenges that New Yorkers face as a result of Hurricane Sandy are unlike any we have ever seen before.  Thousands of New Yorkers saw their homes destroyed or irreparably damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  Many more will face extensive, expensive repairs to make their homes habitable again.  Some New Yorkers will receive a measure of assistance from private insurance, FEMA, and other government funding sources.  However, in many cases, New Yorkers will face a substantial gap between the cost of repair or replacement of their home and the funds available to them to cover this cost.  The Empire State Relief Fund will focus on long-term residential housing assistance to help fill the funding gap and ensure that New Yorkers can continue to call New York home.