Calendar

September – December 2014

Sep
23
Tue
Free Queens Legal Services
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 5 pm, a representative from Queens Legal Services will be in Councilman Donavan Richards address 1931 Mott AvE, Far Rockaway Office to aid anyone dealing with housing issues. Queens Legal Services provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City. Please call (347) 592-2200 or 718-471-7014 to RSVP or for more information.

Sep
24
Wed
Commodity Distribution Point Volunteer Training
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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 hosting 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

Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sep
25
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Queens
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
This Time Next Year: Film Screening and Disaster Volunteerism Training
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This Time Next Year: Film Screening and Disaster Volunteerism Training
Supported by @TheFeastNY & @TribecaFilmInstitute as a contribution to @ClimateWeekNYC.

We encourage emerging leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, volunteer coordinators, and citizens of every kind to attend this evening event to learn skills and network with others in the NYC response community. The training is developed and delivered by Lisa Orloff, author of, “Leading and Managing Community Volunteers in Disaster Response, a Field Guide” and founder of World Cares Center.

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-week-nyc-this-time-next-year-screening-disaster-response-training-tickets-13014166723

Sep
29
Mon
Volunteer Disaster Chaplain Training Course
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Metropolitan College of New York, Emergency & Disaster Management Program), through a training partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network invites religious leaders and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this two-day Disaster Chaplain Training. This training is being co-sponsored by NYDIS (New York Disaster Interfaith Services) and Brooklyn Center for Quality Life.

New York City area participants who complete this certification can volunteer as disaster chaplains with NYDIS. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may take this course to develop their knowledge of disaster spiritual care best practices.

This two-day training prepares clergy, religious leaders or spiritual care providers to volunteer as disaster chaplains in mass care settings, or to serve as disaster chaplains within their house of worship, religious community or professional institution.

Registration Information
Each registrant must be endorsed for this training and/or currently serve as a chaplain, congregation staff and/or credentialed religious caregiver or leader. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may register using their agency affiliation.
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 29-30 • 8:15AM – 5:00PM

Metropolitan College of New York 431 Canal Street, Manhattan (Directions)
Attendance is limited to 35 participants • Register by September 12
Registration Fee: $145 – Paid in Advance
(Continental breakfast, lunch and training materials included)

REGISTER HERE: http://theology.sewanee.edu/academics/volunteer-disaster-chaplain-training

Sep
30
Tue
Volunteer Disaster Chaplain Training Course
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Metropolitan College of New York, Emergency & Disaster Management Program), through a training partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network invites religious leaders and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this two-day Disaster Chaplain Training. This training is being co-sponsored by NYDIS (New York Disaster Interfaith Services) and Brooklyn Center for Quality Life.

New York City area participants who complete this certification can volunteer as disaster chaplains with NYDIS. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may take this course to develop their knowledge of disaster spiritual care best practices.

This two-day training prepares clergy, religious leaders or spiritual care providers to volunteer as disaster chaplains in mass care settings, or to serve as disaster chaplains within their house of worship, religious community or professional institution.

Registration Information
Each registrant must be endorsed for this training and/or currently serve as a chaplain, congregation staff and/or credentialed religious caregiver or leader. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may register using their agency affiliation.
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 29-30 • 8:15AM – 5:00PM

Metropolitan College of New York 431 Canal Street, Manhattan (Directions)
Attendance is limited to 35 participants • Register by September 12
Registration Fee: $145 – Paid in Advance
(Continental breakfast, lunch and training materials included)

REGISTER HERE: http://theology.sewanee.edu/academics/volunteer-disaster-chaplain-training

Building a Prepared Community through Resident Leadership
Sep 30 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

A collaboration with the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), this panel of resident and community leaders will discuss strategies to support and cultivate resident leadership for a successful disaster response and recovery. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-prepared-community-through-resident-leadership-tickets-12530415811?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRoiuKvAZKXonjHpfsX56u8tXa6wlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4IT8VhI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFTbfHMbRk17gPWBg%3D&utm_source=Hurricane+Sandy+Weekly+News+Round-up+Week+of+August+28-Sept+4&utm_campaign=Round-Up+week+8%2F28+-+9%2F4&utm_medium=email

Webinar: Emergency Shelters, Assistive Technology and the ADA @ Webinar
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This training provides an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for emergency shelters. It highlights suggestions on how Assistive Technology (AT) can be used to accommodate evacuees.

Who should participate?
-State and Local Government Agencies
-Disability Organizations
-Voluntary Organizations
-Community Emergency Response Organizations
-Other interested Groups

View the PowerPoint with us using the URL: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/r2q6u6t9jvb/

Relay Conference Captioning: Captioning will be embedded in the webinar, but to view separately, clink on the link http://www.fedrcc.us//Enter.aspx?EventID=2424441&CustomerID=321

For a copy of the presentation in PDF, please complete survey monkey. After completion the presentation will be sent. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/093014

Oct
2
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – All Boroughs
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Invitation Only

Rebuilding Together NYC 2014 Open House
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join RT NYC’s staff, Board, community partners, donors, and clients for a social networking open house. Learn more about our services, volunteer program, and partnership opportunities. Come for drinks and snacks, meet the staff, and explore Red Hook!
For more information, contact Adrianna Hardaway at 718-488-8840 or adrianna.hardaway@rebuildingtogethernyc.org.

Oct
7
Tue
VNSNY’s Disaster Distress Response Program Workshop
Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Licensed clinicians will be present to educate attendees on the common reactions and symptoms experienced by people who have been exposed to a single event disaster
such as Superstorm Sandy, share how disasters affect the way we think and feel, and
teach techniques proven to help people manage stress and improve their quality of life.
Participants will also have the opportunity to continue work more intensively on these issues through a free in-home 10-week program.

For more information about the workshop, please contact the Disaster Distress Response Program at: 718-888-6955.

Oct
8
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
9
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Brooklyn
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Invitation Only

Oct
14
Tue
“Grassroots Disaster Response During Superstorm Sandy: Successes, Failures and Opportunities”
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tens of thousands of regular New Yorkers without any disaster relief experience participated in Superstorm Sandy response efforts via ad hoc, self-organized groups. These groups performed a wide range of activities: acquiring and distributing supplies, mucking out homes, canvassing for needs and collecting real-time information about the situation on the ground in the hardest hit areas. During this talk, Mr. Balkind will explain how some of these efforts were organized, where they succeeded, where they failed, and how institutional relief organizations and government agencies can collaborate with them to make New York City a more resilient place. Please contact Landy Familia (landy.defamilia@jjay.cuny.edu) to RSVP and for further information at 646-557-4430.

NYC VOAD Volunteer Coordination Committee
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
15
Wed
LTRG Training: Sustainability & The Recovery Phase: People & Money Session @ TBA
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
16
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Staten Island
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Invitation Only

Oct
22
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
23
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Queens
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Invitation Only

Oct
29
Wed
Hurricane Sandy hits around 7pm
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov
5
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
11
Tue
NYC VOAD Volunteer Coordination Committee
Nov 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
19
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
2
Tue
“Pipeline Emergency Response: Understanding the Risk and Planning Communication Needs”
Dec 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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 (landy.defamilia@jjay.cuny.edu) to RSVP and for further information at 646-557-4430.