Robert and Ita Klein Foundation Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief
Robert and Ita Klein Charitable Foundation Donates $1.5 Million To Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Cleveland, Ohio, February 1, 2013 – The Community Assistance Special Fund (CASF), created to support rebuilding efforts for residents of the South Shore of Long Island and Queens, New York affected by Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012, announced today that the Robert and Ita Klein Charitable Foundation has donated $1.5 million.
David Greenblatt, administrator of the CASF said, “We are privileged to receive this generous contribution from the Robert and Ita Klein Charitable Foundation. This donation will allow us to help families whose homes were severely damaged during the Hurricane Sandy disaster, many of whom are still displaced.” Greenblatt noted that for many homeowners and renters, insurance coverage and grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have not been sufficient to allow them to get their properties and lives back together.
“After seeing the devastation of Hurricane Sandy first-hand, I was deeply concerned about people who lost their homes and continue to suffer from this disaster,” said Robert Klein, founder and chairman of Safeguard Properties in Valley View, Ohio. “The mission of the company I founded is to protect and preserve properties, neighborhoods, and communities every day. We also play a significant role to assure that properties are protected after disasters such as Hurricane Sandy,” said Klein. He added: “Consistent with Safeguard’s mission, my wife Ita and I are honored to help people affected by this disaster rebuild their homes and their lives.”
CASF is a federally approved 501c (3) non-profit agency, operating under the Davis Memorial Fund, which provides financial assistance to needy families and disadvantaged children. CASF has distributed more than $5.2 million in grants to homeowners and apartment dwellers in the South Shore of Long Island and Queens areas. Grants are requested through comprehensive applications with on-site visits by representatives from CASF. Inquiries may be directed to the fund at CommunityAssistanceFund@gmail.com.
Safeguard Properties, founded by Robert Klein in 1990 and headquartered in Valley View, Ohio, is the largest mortgage field service company in the U.S. It inspects, protects and maintains defaulted and foreclosed properties for the mortgage industry.
Community Assistance Special Fund: David Greenblatt, 516-302-7394.
Safeguard Properties: Megan Greenwalt, public relations specialist, email@example.com, 852-8306, ext. 1870.
Safeguard Properties is the largest privately held field services company in the country. Located in Cleveland, Ohio and founded in 1990 by Robert Klein, Safeguard has grown from a regional preservation company with a few employees and a handful of contractors performing services in the Midwest, to a national company with more than 1,600 employees. Safeguard is supported by a nationwide network of subcontractors able to perform any requested superintendence, preservation, and maintenance functions, as well as numerous ancillary services in the U.S., the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.