FT. LEE, N.J., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel Straus, CEO of CareOne, a Fort Lee, New Jersey-based business, distributed relief funds yesterday to CareOne employees and their families that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The funds were shared at an award ceremony to help families renovate and rebuild destroyed homes, aid in the replacement of lost personal items, physically raise homes for storm preparedness as well as provide relief for those otherwise displaced as a result of the storm.
This award ceremony follows CareOne's first installment of awards on April 24 in the amount of $500,000 and its initial donation to employees to provide relief during the December holidays. This total included $30,000 to community-based relief funds: $15,000 each to the Hope For Highlands and Middletown Disaster Relief Fund.
In all, Daniel E. Straus and CareOne have raised and distributed in excess of $1 million in relief funds to benefit roughly 100 employees and their immediate relatives. The funds were distributed following an application process and a thorough assessment of damages incurred by each employee and their immediate family members.
"CareOne would not be what it is today without the incredible employees that we are so lucky to have as part of our staff," said Daniel Straus, CEO of CareOne. "We're proud to honor them today and extend awards to them during this time of rebuilding."