NCA's Confectionary Foundation establishes Rockaway Disaster Relief Fund to help the hurricane-damaged community

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Confectioners Association's Confectionary Foundation has established the Rockaway Disaster Relief Fund to help aid in the recovery of the community after Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast.

Rockaway Peninsula in Long Island, in the New York City borough of Queens, saw water rise as high as 7 feet last monday, and many homes washed completely away or reduced to rubble. Rockaway Beach is home to one of NCA's long-standing and valued members, Madelaine Chocolate. Jorge Farber, president and CEO of Madelaine, has agreed to serve as executor of the new Fund.

"Jorge is on the ground in the community and will have a deep understanding of how our donations can best be used by various local organizations," said NCA president Larry Graham. "There are many people trying to help the community, but the needs are tremendous at this time and our donations will make a difference to the local police and fire departments, food banks and community shelters."

Companies or individuals can assist with these hurricane recovery efforts can make a financial contribution to NCA's Confectionary Foundation, to assist a community that is home to members of the confectionary industry. All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% of the funds will directly benefit the Rockaway Disaster Relief Fund. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 14.