October – December 2014
[World Cares Center Disaster Volunteerism Series] This session addresses the specific microbial hazards that volunteers and residents must be aware of to remain safe while being a part of a flood response or recovery effort. Participants are taught to identify, avoid, and address present hazards common to flood response appropriately, safely, and effectively. This event is free. Location: World Cares Cetners Offices (520 8th Ave, 2nd Floor Conference Room), 6:00pm-8:00pm. Register at http://www.worldcares.org/upcoming-registrations
This training is provided for Disaster Case Management on how to apply for assistance from the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable. The training will also include a Mock Roundtable & Case Trouble Shooting session to see how a Roundtable works and allow for DCMs to bring their difficult cases to discuss and get advice from donors/Roundtable staff on how to get them funded.
Many large housing complexes are located within the 100 year flood plain – areas with significant risk of flooding. Consequently residents are exposed to a number of vulnerabilities and hazards which need to be mitigated against. This session will focus on best practice site planning and stormwater management strategies to increase the resilience of a campus style housing site in the event of a storm event.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/envisioning-site-resilience-in-campus-style-housing-tickets-12530668567
[World Cares Center Disaster Volunteerism Series] This session participants are taught to identify, and map areas that must be avoided, and address present hazards and prepare a work plan for their team. This event is free. Location: World Cares Cetners Offices (520 8th Ave, 2nd Floor Conference Room), 6:00pm-8:00pm. Register at http://www.worldcares.org/upcoming-registrations
A year ago we celebrated the remarkable resilience of the Coney Island community following Hurricane Sandy with the installation of the Resilience mural at PS 329. Nearly 400 students, parents, faculty, and neighborhood volunteers collaborated to design and execute an 825 square foot public art mural in the PS 329 schoolyard.
This year, we are proud to introduce “Roots of Resilience,” a documentary short produced and directed by NYU Film School student Brendan Bubion that tells the story behind the effort.
Please join us for the official premier on Tuesday, October 28 at PS 329 at 6pm, and feel free to invite neighbors and leaders who have been part of the community’s recovery. The screening will be followed by a brief panel discussion about the future of Coney Island and refreshments. Please rsvp by responding to this invitation.
For more information, visit www.SchoolMurals.org.
Light the City: Sandy Two Year Anniversary. The Long Term Recovery Groups from all five boroughs are invited to join together in remembrance of our loss, recognition of our ongoing struggles, and in celebration of communities dedicated to a recovered and more resilient NYC. Bowling Green Park, Manhattan. (Across from the National Museum of the American Indian.)
4:00pm – Sand Lane & Fr Capadonna Blvd by Dophins
5:00pm – Community Supper (Picnic Area at Midland & Lincoln Ave)
6:30pm – Service of Remembrance (Picnic Area at Midland & Lincoln Ave)
7:40pm – Light the Shore Vigil ((Picnic Area at Midland & Lincoln Ave or waterfront closest to your home)
LES READY will be celebrating the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm, with ceremonies beginning at 7 pm @ La Plaza Cultural Garden located at 9th Street and avenue C.
The Commodity Distribution Point (CDP) Program is a coordinated, City-led operation to distribute temporarily unavailable life-sustaining commodities such as food, water, ice, and baby formula to the public following an emergency or disaster that disrupts access to traditional supply chains. Primary CDP sites have been identified throughout the five boroughs, one in each community district, to use as points of distribution. OEM is looking to build a team of trained individuals who may be called upon to volunteer at one of these CDP sites during an emergency response. NYC OEM will be hositing monthly CDP trainings for interested volunteers. You only have to attend ONE session. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commodity-distribution-point-training-tickets-12601436235
Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. Factors such as physical limitations, mental ailments, and medication requirements are issues of concern for caregivers of senior citizens. These specific needs, amongst others considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans for these at-risk citizens.
This course is designed to enhance the caregiver’s awareness of vulnerability factors associated with senior citizens. Participants will learn how to identify, prepared, and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of senior citizens when a natural hazard event occurs. Particular attention is directed toward developing an awareness of the preparedness and response needs of all senior citizens, inclusive of economic, medical, cognitive and mobility determinants
Register at https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/793
This panel will be a time for faith leaders, community advocates, and housing policy experts to have an open and frank discussion about the housing crisis in Brooklyn and the moral dilimena of gentrification. At the breakfast, you will also get updates about Faith in New York campaigns and learn more about how to engage your lay leaders in faith-based advocacy.
New York Disaster Interfaith Services, American Red Cross, NYC VOAD, and The Salvation Army are planning the next installment in our 4-part series Sustainability & The Recovery Phase: Planning, Marketing, People & Money on November 11th. This next session will cover “People and Money.” The Salvation Army GNY Director of Emergency Services and NYC VOAD Chair, John Berglund will present the “People” session, which will include Peter Drucker’s nonprofit management concept of “fund development is people development.” NYDIS Chief Response Officer, Peter Gudaitis and a special guest speaker will co-present the “Money” sessions, which will cover grant writing, fundraising and managing recovery grant funds. NYC LTRG board members and subcommittee chairs can RSVP at https://ltrgsustainability.eventbrite.com/.
[World Cares Center Disaster Volunteerism Series] This “How to” session teaches participants how to conduct a muck out and mold remediation project step by step. The session includes what equipment, skills, guidelines, and process of safely and effectively recovering flood affected property are needed in order to prepare it for safe repair and rebuild work. This event is free. Location: World Cares Cetners Offices (520 8th Ave, 2nd Floor Conference Room), 6:00pm-8:00pm. Register at
Guest Speaker: Rev. Alvin Herring, Deputy Director of the PICO National Network
Rev. Alvin Herring, Deputy Director of the PICO National Network will lead a workshop on the role of race in the New York City housing crisis. Additionally, this training will focus on vision casting and the building of strong congregational teams in order to grow deeper, more impactful roots in the fight for affordable housing in New York City.
Hurricane Sandy occurred on October 22, 2012, almost two years ago. For many victims of Sandy it seems like only yesterday…. and many families and businesses are still trying to recover. Join volunteers from across the New York City Presbytery in our continued efforts to help them rebuild.
This can be a day of mission for your entire congregation, your youth group, a confirmation class or you can come as one. There are various projects, at various sites, requiring various skill levels. You will be assigned a site upon registration.
Call Lisette Robustelli to register and to receive your site assignment. Her contact information is:
The registration fee is $5 for individuals and $25 for church groups of 5 or more. Contact Lisette Robustelli at (917) 282-6413 or Lisette@phianyc.org
Pipeline emergencies have garnered increased attention following several high-profile events leading to casualties and environmental damage. This project, sponsored by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences, developed a guidebook to assist agencies in planning for communicating during a pipeline emergency. This presentation, by the research projects lead members, will discuss findings of the report, and the innovative methodology used to identify information needs of the diverse responders to these complex events. Best practices and common problems will be presented and reviewed. Please contact Landy Familia (email@example.com) to RSVP and for further information at 646-557-4430.