New York Hurricane Sandy Disaster Recovery Resources

New York Hurricane Sandy
Disaster Recovery Resources

  • For general help or referrals in New York City, call 3-1-1. 
  • For assistance outside of New York City (Long Island & Hudson Valley), call 2-1-1. 
  • Residents of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester should consult the Hudson Valley 2-1-1 Disaster Assistance Guide: https://211longisland.communityos.org/cms/
  • Residents of Nassau and Suffolk should consult the Long Island 2-1-1 assistance guide: http://www.hudson211.org/cms/
  • FEMA information: DisasterAssistance.gov, (800) 621-3362

Aging

New York City Department of Aging

DFTA’s mission is to work for the empowerment, independence, dignity and quality of life of NYC’s diverse older adults and for the support of their families through advocacy, education, and the coordination and delivery of services. Goals: To foster independence and individual choices, confront ageism and promote opportunities for older people to share their leadership, knowledge and skills. To inform and educate the general public about aging issues, including services, supports and opportunities for older New Yorkers and their families. To be a catalyst for increased resources to enhance and expand programs and services for older New Yorkers. To ensure the provision of quality services fairly and equitably to older New Yorkers. To enhance and expand effective, productive partnerships with consumers, advocates, private and public organizations. To recognize the value of all staff and encourage their creativity in building the Department’s capacity for continuous improvement.

  • 2 Lafayette St 6th Floor, New York, NY 10007
  • Call 311

Animals

Animal Care and Control of New York

Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) is the largest pet organization in the North East, with an estimated number of 44,000 animals rescued each year. As a not‐for‐profit organization since 1995, Animal Care & Control has been responsible for New York City’s municipal shelter system, rescuing, caring for, and finding loving homes for homeless and abandoned animals in New York City. AC&C facilities operate in all five boroughs.

  • 326 East 110th Street  New York, NY 10029
  • 212-788-4000
  • www.nycacc.org

ASPCA

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first humane organization established in the Americas, and today has more than one million supporters throughout North America. A 501 [c] [3] not‐for‐profit corporation, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides local and national leadership in animal‐assisted therapy, animal behavior, animal poison control, anti‐cruelty, humane education, legislative services, and shelter outreach. The New York City headquarters houses a full‐service, accredited animal hospital, adoption center, and mobile clinic outreach program. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York’s animal cruelty laws and is featured on the reality television series “Animal Precinct” on Animal Planet. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org.

  • 520 8th Ave 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018
  • 212-876-7700

Bideawee

Bideawee is a 106‐year‐old humane agency that saves thousands of homeless cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies every year. Since 1903, Bideawee has provided housing, food, and medical and behavioral care to help formerly abandoned, abused, and neglected pets find and keep new homes and families. Our services for pets support them through every stage of their lives, from fostering and adoption at our New York City and Westhampton (Long Island) locations to our Pet Memorial Parks at our Westhampton and Wantagh (Long Island) sites. Bideawee’s veterinary practices in Westhampton and New York City care for both resident pets and the pets of private clients. In addition, we offer services that foster greater appreciation and respect for the value of companion animals at all three locations, such as pet therapy and our Reading to Dogs program that helps children overcome literacy challenges.

Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) promotes the safety and well-being of all animals that are or may be adversely affected during a disaster. Respond to the needs of those who provide emergency and supportive care to animals during all phases of a disaster. Promote the inclusion of the animal component in all federal, state and local government disaster plans, and those developed by the general public, by engaging in an ongoing process of proactive education and mutual awareness of the needs of animals in disasters. Encourage cooperation with other animal protection organizations, veterinary associations, disaster relief agencies, and government officials.

Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, founded in 2002, is a coalition of more than 140 animal rescue groups and shelters that are working with the City of New York to find homes for every cat and dog in the city who needs one. Its goal: to transform New York City into a no‐kill community, where no healthy or treatable dog or cat is killed merely because he or she does not have a home. Among the Mayor’s Alliance programs that are moving NYC toward its no‐kill goal are high‐profile collaborative adoption events; the Alliance transport van program that transports animals from the city’s Animal Care & Control (AC&C) shelters to no‐kill organizations that find them permanent homes; the Picasso Veterinary Fund that pays for extraordinary, life‐saving medical care for sick or injured animals transferred from AC&C to other Alliance Participating Organizations for adoption; and promotion of spay/neuter programs, including the Maddie’s Spay/Neuter Project in NYC, which is administered by the Mayor’s Alliance.


Clothing

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey

Distributing clothing vouchers to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Please bring your FEMA number with you to your local store or call for more information on these vouchers.

  • Main office: Goodwill Industries of Greater New York & Northern New Jersey, 4–21 27th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11102
  • 718-728-5400
  • www.goodwillnynj.org

Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs

AmeriCares

Partnering with various organizations to provide medical equipment and supplies to those with functional medical needs/disabilities. Those seeking items can participate in this program by making contact with either their local Independent Living Center (locations listed at http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/lsn/ilc/locations.htm) or a TRAID-in center (locations listed at http://cqc.ny.gov/advocacy/assistive-technology/traid-regional-offices).

Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York

The Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York’s (CIDNY) goal is to ensure full integration, independence and equal opportunity for all people with disabilities by removing barriers to the social, economic, cultural and civic life of the community.

  • 841 Broadway, Suite 301, New York, NY
  • 212-674-2300
  • www.cidny.org

 


Domestic Violence and Abuse

Safe Horizon

Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.


Faith Communities

Adventist Community Services Disaster Response

To serve the poor and hurting where ever and when ever needed in Jesus name.

  • 1529 Morris Ave, Bronx, NY 10457
  • 1-877-227-2702

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

Community Service, Disaster Relief

  • 909-447-7799
  • www.us.tzuchi.org/us/en/
    • 34 Howard St., New York, NY 10013
    • 212-965-1151
    • 60 E. Williston Ave., East Williston, NY 11596
    • 516-873-6888

Tzu Chi Manhattan Service Center

Tzu Chi Long Island Branch

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens

As a service agency, and as a coordinator of other Catholic agencies, Catholic Charities uses its commitment to service as a vehicle for the promotion of participation and involvement of people in the service of others. By bringing people together to know, to experience and to reflect upon the needs and the issues of their local communities, the agency seeks to raise consciousness, to encourage input and involvement in addressing needs and to generate responses that draw people together and promote the caring, unity and witness which characterizes the Catholic ministry of service.

Brooklyn Community Center

Queens Community Center

Catholic Charities of New York

The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York seeks to uphold the dignity of each person as made in the image of God by serving the basic needs of the poor, troubled, frail and oppressed of all religions. We collaborate with parishes, as well as non‐Catholic and Catholic partners, to build a compassionate and just society. Through a network of administered, sponsored and affiliated agencies, Catholic Charities delivers, coordinates, and advocates for quality human services and programs touching almost every human need.

  • 1011 First Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022
  • 888-744-7900
  • 212-419-3737 (for immigration-related questions only)
  • www.catholiccharitiesny.org

Church World Service

Christians working together with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.

New York Conference of the United Methodist Church

The New York Annual Conference through the grace of God embodies a beloved community of hope, building up a healthy body of Christ, with heart warmed United Methodists in mission for the transformation of the world.

New York Disaster Interfaith Services

NYDIS is a 501(c)(3) faith‐based federation of human services providers and charitable organizations who work in partnership to leverage resources and provide disaster readiness, response and recovery services to the most vulnerable communities affected by disaster in New York City. NYDIS’s principle recovery program is the New York City Unmet Needs Roundtable, which brings together donors and case management agencies to financially assist those impacted by a disaster, provide emergency assistance, and ensure victims’ long‐term recovery in cases when all other means of assistance are no longer available.

  • 4 West 43rd Street Suite 407, New York, NY 10036
  • 212-669-6100
  • www.nydis.org

New York State Catholic Conference

The NYS Catholic Conference presents the Roman Catholic Bishops of the eight New York State Dioceses in matters of Public Policy. In each of the diocese, a Catholic Charities Organization makes decisions regarding disaster relief on a case‐by‐case basis. Local parishes are also involved in providing direct services in response to disasters. Matching grants for large‐scale disasters may be obtained from the National Catholic Disaster Relief Office. Counties Served: Manhattan, Bronx, Richmond, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, and Sullivan.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance provides funds and dispatches advisors‐members of a national Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Team (PDAT) on request of disaster‐affected Presbyterian Church (USA) middle‐‐level governing bodies (presbyteries) to help them develop response and recovery programs. The nature and scope of presbytery programs vary depending on disaster needs. The PDAT advisers identify and empower leaders to assume responsibility for disaster response and recovery operations and provide training and other assistance in development of these operations.

Salvation Army ‐ Greater NY

The Salvation Army is an international, faith‐based charitable organization with a simple mission: to help those in need without discrimination.

UJA‐Federation of New York

UJA‐Federation cares for those in need, rescues those in harm’s way, and renews and strengthens the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world.

United Sikhs

Recognize Human Race as One

  • POB 7203, New York, NY 10116, USA
  • 646-688-3525 or toll-free 1-888-243-1690
  • www.unitedsikhs.org

World Vision New York

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.


Financial Assistance & Help for Homeowners

Community Development Corporation of Long Island

Offering an emergency home repair loan fund that is available to assist homeowners with loans up to $5,000 for homeowners whose incomes are under 120% of the area median income, roughly at or below $129k for a family of four.

Disability Funders Network

Serves as a resource for grantmakers and community groups to increase and strengthen institutional giving to disability communities.  Grants from the DFN Rapid Response Fund will be disbursed directly to non-profit organizations with the capacity to affect the greatest need among hurricane victims and/or evacuees with disabilities.  Initially, the grants from the fund will focus on immediate needs.  The average amount of one grant is $5,000.

Donations

National Donations Management Network – New York

This portal is designed to make it as easy as possible to donate financial support, product donations or to volunteer your skills and time to the nonprofit organizations that most need it.

Emergency Boiler Repair

The Department of Environmental Protection will issue an Emergency boiler work permits. A completed permit application must be filled with the DEP within 30 day   of receiving a temporary emergency work permit.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

$1 billion in Disaster Relief Funding available to 340 community based lenders to help rebuild in the states of New York and New Jersey.  The funding is available to be used as immediate “gap funding”.  The $1 Billion CLP commitment can be used for any residential lending activity for households whose incomes are at or below 115% of the area median income.  The funds can be used for Public/Private infrastructure projects, such as roads, utilities, and sewers.

FEMA Financial Assistance

There are three ways to apply for assistance (deadline: January 28, 2013):

  • Apply Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Apply via a smartphone at m.fema.gov
  • Apply by Phone:
    • Call (800) 621-3362.
    • Call TTY (800) 462-7585 for people with speech or hearing disabilities.

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator allows individuals to search for DRCs nearest to their location. DRC Locator also provides additional information about each DRC, such as hours of operation, services offered, and driving directions to the DRC.

Governor Cuomo’s Disaster Homeownership Repair and Rebuilding Fund

This is a grant and does not require repayment.  The grant can provide up to an additional $10,000 for Survivors who have already qualified for FEMA Housing Assistance and received the Max Grant of $31,900, and the FEMA award did not cover the full cost of making essential repairs.  This funding cannot duplicate assistance received from other governmental agencies or insurance. Residents will be automatically referred to this program.

  • 855-697-7263

NYC Mayor’s Office

New business Recovery Zone and other initiatives to help small businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Contact: Marc LaVorgna or Julie Wood at 212-788-2958 or Patrick Mancie (NYCDEPC) 212-312-3523. Examples: free office space, supplies, and other office services.

Operation Hope

Assists individuals with the short, medium and long term economic and financial challenges following a disaster. Free financial services includes, Disaster Recovery Budget, paying mortgages on destroyed home, home inspections and repair contracts, assistance with Creditors, referrals to Government and private agencies, replacement of documentation, insurance claims assistance and recovery seminars and financial case management.

  • 888-388-4673 (HOPE)

SBA Loan

see FEMA assistance in “Housing” section


Food

Locations where prepared food is available: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/hot_food.html

 


Food Pantries

Listing for all food pantries within New York State (100+) www.foodpantries.org

Food Bank for New York City

Food Bank for New York City recognizes 25 years as the city’s major hunger‐relief organization. Working to end food poverty and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low‐income New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs, the Food Bank’s initiatives focus on direct services, food sourcing and distribution, education and nutrition, financial empowerment, disaster relief and policy and research.

  • 212-566-7855
  • www.foodbanknyc.org
  • (Orange, Rockland, Putnam, Ulster) 845-534-5344
  • (Westchester) 914-909-9605
  • (Nassau/Suffolk) 631-582-3663

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

Food Bank of Westchester County

Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank

New York State Feeding America

The NYS Network provides a central location and established system to allocate emergency food and services. The NYS Network provides combined resources of a large existing food inventory, warehousing expertise, accessible warehouse space, certified warehouse personnel, fleets of refrigerated trucks, and expansive volunteers.

  • 800-771-2303 (National Office)
  • www.feedingamerica.org
  • (Putnam, Sullivan Ulster, Orange, Rockland) 518-786-3691
    • Orange County 845-294-5124
    • Putnam County 845-628-2006 Ext 115
    • Rockland County 845-942-5791 ext 14
    • Sullivan County 845-791-6023
    • Ulster County 845-340-9170
    • Westchester County 914-476-2700 ext 210
    • Suffolk County 631-789-9546
    • Nassau County 516- 483-1110
    • NYC boroughs 3-1-1

Regional Food Bank of North Eastern NY


Food Stamp (SNAP) Assistance or Replacement

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Catholic Charities Community Services


Health and Mental Health

Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies

The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc. is the umbrella advocacy organization of New York’s behavioral health community, representing over 100 non‐profit community based behavioral health agencies that serve more than 350,000 clients in the five boroughs of New York City and its environs Founded in 1972, The Coalition is membership-supported along with foundation and government funding for special purpose advocacy training and technical assistance projects.

Disaster Chaplaincy Services

Disaster Chaplaincy Services is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, nonsectarian organization whose purpose is to assure skilled and appropriate interdisciplinary spiritual care for all people affected by disasters in the New York tri‐state area. We do this by recruiting, screening, orienting, training, educating, deploying and supervising chaplains on behalf of the religious communities of the tri‐state region.

Disaster Distress Hotline

Disaster Psychiatry Outreach

Disaster Psychiatry Outreach (DPO) mission is to alleviate suffering in the aftermath of disaster through the expertise and good will of psychiatrists. To fulfill this mission, DPO responds to catastrophes and provides education and training in disaster mental health to a range of professionals in the healthcare, public health and emergency management sectors.

F.E.G.S Health & Human Services

Disaster case management, crisis counseling.

  • 516-496-7550

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services provides a comprehensive network of mental health and social services for individuals and families at every stage of life. Leaders in the field of human services, we proudly serve New Yorkers of all faiths, races and cultures.

  • 135 West 50th St, New York, NY 10020
  • 212-582-9100 or toll-free 1-888-523-2769
  • www.jbfcs.org

Mobile medical van locations

Mobile medical vans staffed with primary care providers who will be able to provide medical care and distribute commonly prescribed drugs are now available at several locations in the Rockaways, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

Nassau County Department of Health

New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

To protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers.

  • 4209 28th St, Long Island City, NY 11101
  • Call 3-1-1

New York State Psychological Association Disaster Response Network

To assist victims and their families, front-line intervention agencies (rescue, police, fire, etc.), secondary victims, and the general public, who may be involved in natural, accidental or man-made crises and disasters.

Project Hope Crisis Counseling

Suffolk County Department of Health

Warming centers


HIV/AIDS

Housing Works

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

  • 57 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • 347-473-7400 or TTY 212-925-9560
  • www.housingworks.org
    • 631-471-1215 ext 19 (Suffolk County)

Housing

Community Development Corporation of Long Island-

FEMA Rental Assistance

Offers funds to rent alternative housing for a limited period of time while repairs are being made to dwelling. Residents should apply by calling FEMA hotline at 1-800-621-3362 or register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov . Complete application process.  Homeowners may also apply for SBA loans for additional assistance.

Hotels

See Transitional Sheltering Assistance (below).

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Foreclosure protection, mortgage insurance, home rehabilitation, Section 108 loans.

Nassau County Department of Social Services

New Yorkers with property to rent to storm survivors

DHOPS Team at

NYC Department of Homeless Services

Operates emergency housing, shelters, hotels, SOR (Single Occupancy Residence)

NYC Housing Recovery

You can get assistance with locating rental apartments if the hurricane displaced you from your home. The rental apartments are:

  • in privately owned and managed rental buildings
  • for short or long-term lease
  • located in all five boroughs
  • market-rate or income restricted

The terms of the lease and type of housing will depend on your household’s specific needs. The supply of this housing is limited, and the majority of housing is located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. The City is working to expand the number of housing units across all boroughs. You should register with FEMA before registering for the NYC Housing Recovery program.

NYC Housing Recovery Portal

As a result of Hurricane Sandy, many New Yorkers across the City are unable to stay in or return to their homes. This has created a demand for immediate, short-term and long-term housing in a real estate market that is very tight and has extremely low vacancy rates. NYC Housing Recovery Portal helps impacted New Yorkers learn about housing options and provides guidance on how to pursue them on their own or with help from the City.

New York Mortgage Coalition

To create and protect affordable home ownership in the New York Metro area

  • 50 Broad St Suite 1125, New York, NY 10003
  • 212-742-0762
  • www.nymc.org

NYC Buildings Dept

Fees Waived for Hurricane Sandy Repair Work

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg has signed an emergency order waiving all Department of Buildings application and permit fees for repair work to buildings damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Information for property owners and licensed professionals:

NYC Rapid Repairs

NYC Rapid Repairs is a FREE program to help residential property owners affected by Hurricane Sandy make emergency repairs. These emergency repairs will allow residents to stay in their homes so that they can complete more permanent repairs and finishes.  Emergency repairs include permanent or temporary restoration of heat, power and hot water, and other limited repairs to protect a home from further significant damage. A homeowner must first register for NYC Rapid Repairs. The City will then schedule an appointment for a qualified NYC Rapid Repairs Team to make certain repairs for all eligible homeowners.

NYC Restore

Helps New Yorkers in the areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy get access to important information and services to help them recover. NYC Restoration Centers provide the following types of assistance:

  • NYC Rapid Repairs*
  • Food and Nutrition Assistance
  • Temporary Housing Information
  • Health and Medical Benefits
  • Business Restoration
  • Counseling Services
  • Financial Assistance
  • Personal Records and Information

*NYC Rapid Repairs is a new program to send teams of contractors and City inspectors to neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy to quickly repair damaged homes.

Putman County Housing Corp. Carmel

Putnam Northern Westchester Women Resourses Center Inc.

Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program

Enables families to remain in, or return to, their homes, as a form of shelter while permanent repairs are completed.

  • Nassau County STEP: Call 888-684-4274
  • Suffolk County STEP: Call 888-774-7633
  • NYC (Rapid Repair): Call 3-1-1

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA)

Participating hotels and motels:


Immigrants and Refugees

New York Immigration Coalition

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for more than 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees.


Jobs and Unemployment Assistance

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Jobs


Legal Help

Disaster Legal Services (DLS)

Legal Aid Society

The Legal Aid Society is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of legal services to the indigent. Founded in 1876, the Society provides a full range of civil legal services as well as criminal defense work, and juvenile rights representation in Family Court. Our core service is to provide free legal assistance to New Yorkers who live at or below the poverty level and cannot afford to hire a lawyer when confronted with a legal problem.

  • 199 Water Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY0
  • Disaster relief hotline 888 663-6880
  • www.legal‐aid.org

Legal Services NYC

Legal Services NYC provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low‐income people throughout New York City.

  • 350 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, New York
  • Citywide Sandy Recovery Hotline 347-592-2411, operates 10-3 M-F
  • www.LegalServicesNYC.org
    • Call 3-1-1
    • (Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley) Call 2-1-1

Muck Out/Debris Removal

NYC

Outside of NYC


Poverty

Community Service Society

The mission of the Community Service Society is to identify problems which create a permanent poverty class in New York City, and to advocate the systemic changes required to eliminate such problems. CSS will focus on enabling, empowering and promoting opportunities for poor families and individuals to develop their full potential, to contribute to society, and to realize social, economic and political opportunities.

  • 105 E 22nd Street, #401, New York, NY 10010
  • 212-254-8900
  • www.cssny.org

Small Businesses

Hurricane Sandy Business Recovery Information

New York City, including the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), is coordinating a set of services to assist small businesses in recovering from Hurricane Sandy. For more information, please call 311 and ask for NYC Business Solutions.

New York State Financial Assistance small business loan

Businesses in NYC should apply to the NYBDC through the NYC Department of Small Business Services Business Solution Centers. For more information, please visit www.nyc.gov/sbs or call 311 and ask for “NYC Business Emergency Loan.” Businesses outside of NYC should apply to the NYBDC through their local NYS Small Business Development Center. To find your local Small Business Development Center, visit

SBA Loan

see FEMA assistance in “Housing” section


Transportation

Great Kills Ferry schedule

The City has launched a temporary commuter ferry service from Great Kills to Manhattan, serving some of the communities most damaged by Sandy.

Rockaway Ferry schedule

Seastreak continues to operate a temporary ferry service between the Rockaways and Manhattan.


Voluntary Organizations

American Red Cross in Greater New York

The American Red Cross in Greater New York is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It accomplishes this mission through services that are consistent with its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross movement.

World Cares Center

World Cares Center fosters safe and effective disaster preparedness, response and resiliency within communities. World Cares Center (WCC) collaborates with community groups, municipalities, and relief agencies to more effectively integrate and utilize community volunteers, to prepare citizens to safely participate in their communities’ emergency response, and to foster recovery and resilience in those communities affected by disaster. Building on lessons learned from past disasters and from its collaborative partners, World Cares Center delivers unique educational and resilience‐building services through its Disaster Preparation & Trauma Mitigation program.


Volunteering

Long Island Volunteer Center

(Nassau, Suffolk)

New York Cares

New York Cares meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

  • 214 West 29th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY10001
  • General line 212-228-5000, Project sign-up hotline 212-402-1101
  • www.newyorkcares.org

Occupy Sandy

Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to distribute resources and volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

  • interoccupy.net/occupysandy/volunteer/
  • occupysandy@interoccupy.net

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation Headquarters

Volunteers can begin showing up at 8:30am. Those wishing to help victims gut and clean out

homes, as well as other various needs, are welcome. 8:30am-5:00pm daily (until further notice for hurricane relief efforts). Contact:

  • Anthony Navarino,- Hurricane Sandy Relief Coordinator
  • 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306
  • Office: 718-987-1931
  • Fax: 718-987-3909
  • Cell: 917-607-7408
  • tony.navarino@tunnel2towers.org

 

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Hurricane Relief Center

10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily. Open for hurricane victims from Zone A; must show Identification or FEMA registration. Volunteers for Center can show up starting at 8:30am. Stock shelves, obtain goods from stock for walk-ins, make deliveries to victims’ homes as needed, unload trucks.

  • 2271 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306

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