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Ali Forney Center Sees More Than $250K in Donations After Being Flooded Out, Can Still Use Some Help


NYC's Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBTQ youth has seen a deluge of donations since it was destroyed by the other deluge brought in by Hurricane Sandy, but it still needs more:

In the first three days, the center received almost 1,000 donations totaling more than $100,000. That total has grown to more than $250,000 — and counting — with contributions coming from around the world, including England, France, Sweden, Canada and Mexico.

"This shows the power of social media, when prominent people link digitally with a healthy network of people who connect emotionally," said Ryan Davis, a pioneer in using social media in politics and activism who is on Ali Forney's board.

About $400,000 is needed to replace what the center lost and prepare the Harlem site, which Siciliano hopes will be up and running by Christmas.

Click HERE to donate to the center.

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