AG: Making Sure Sandy Money Goes to Good Use

By Matt Hicks

November 28, 2012 Updated Nov 28, 2012 at 7:52 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) New York's Attorney General is launching an investigation to make sure your money is actually going to good use when it comes to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.

The office is looking at the spending of 75 charities as it relates to Sandy relief efforts, including some big names like the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the Humane Society of the United States.

"Our office commends all of the charities, and their volunteers and donors, who have come to the assistance of New Yorkers after Hurricane Sandy," said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a statement. "In light of the importance of the recovery efforts, and the enormous amount of money raised in such a short period of time, it is critical that donors know where their money is going and that funds are spent responsibly."

Once the investigation is complete, the report will be posted online.

In the meantime, financial reports of charities and more are already available through the Attorney General's office.

You can find them at www.charitiesnys.com .