Sandy Storyline is a project that developed after Hurricane Sandy with a simple idea: that the best person to tell your story is you.
Over the last 14 months, you’ve told stories in order to reflect and remember. You’ve told stories of injustice. You’ve told stories about how things were before the storm and how you want them to be better. You’ve told stories about coming together in unbelievable ways and realizing new possibilities.
Your contributions have helped make Sandy Storyline the #1 place for residents and volunteers to share their own stories about the on-going impact of Hurricane Sandy. Nearly 1000 photos, written testimonies, oral histories, and videos have been shared, with 1000s more to be told. We’ve also supported communities and organizations with dozens of free media workshops, storytelling events, advocacy support, exhibitions and screenings.
In an interview with the NY Daily News, Marissa Bernowitz, whose Rockaway home was condemned following Sandy, said that Sandy Storyline has given her and her neighbors a voice. “The best people to tell the story is us and they were the first ones to document what we’re doing in a way that we can express ourselves and what we’re going through.”
This holiday season, please consider supporting Sandy Storyline with a tax-deductible donation. Your donation will support ongoing media education programs, original reporting, research, community exhibitions, and events to involve ever more storytellers. It will also help us take our open source storytelling tools to the next level–so that we can change how communities everywhere that are facing a crisis collect and share their own narratives.
If you cannot make a financial contribution at this time, please consider supporting Sandy Storyline by joining our community on facebook today. Help us ensure that the most important stories about the recovery are heard and shared far and wide!
Thank you for your support and partnership in the New Year!
The Sandy Storyline Family