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Express SOLIDARITY with Sandy Sufferers and Camp #Sandygate …. #NoRelief

Here’s how you can help the folks at Camp #SandyGate spread the word about Gov. Christie’s malfeasance in assisting those who are still struggling 15 months after Superstorm Sandy! Express SOLIDARITY with Sandy Sufferers and Camp #Sandygate. This is bigger than Sandy: Anyone impacted by natural disaster or environmental catastrophe should participate! Write an experience or grievance on paper. Hold … Continue reading

#OccupyChristie

Dear friends and supporters, In light of the recent disturbing disclosures concerning Governor Chris Christie’s flagrant misuse of federal Sandy aid money, the collective of storm survivors and their allies who organize under the Occupy Sandy New Jersey banner are hereby calling on residents of New Jersey to join us in Trenton in Occupying outside the Capitol starting this Saturday, … Continue reading

Who Will Own The Rockaways?

The Rockaways will be rebuilt. The question is who will own them? The Rockaways was already one of the most neglected parts of New York City when Superstorm Sandy destroyed thousands of homes and caused billions of dollars in damage to the local economy. The devastating storm, which destroyed many businesses, left tens of thousands of New York and New … Continue reading

Wildfire in the Rockaways

Dear Occupy Sandy Supporter, My family has lived in the Rockaways for over 15 years. Our community lost so much during Superstorm Sandy.  Our homes, school and churches were destroyed.  Our friends and families lost their jobs and businesses.  Rebuilding is necessary, but traditionally the Rockaway Peninsula has been rebuilt without our say. I want to change this, which is … Continue reading

1 Year After Sandy: Join Us

Via InterOccupy.net View Online | Forward to a friend Donate Volunteer 1 Year Anniversary OccupySandy.net Tomorrow, we will mark one year since Hurricane Sandy altered thousands of lives across New York and New Jersey. Many are still fighting to recover their homes, their communities, their careers, and their lives. Occupy Sandy's all-volunteer network has been there every step of the … Continue reading

Support our Ongoing Work

The Occupy Sandy community has changed the face of disaster relief. Our network of more than 50,000 volunteers provided over 300,000 meals, remediated over 1000 homes, and provided over a million dollars’ worth of donated supplies by working with our neighbors to provide mutual aid throughout the rebuilding process. Next week, we begin our second year. Some folks have returned … Continue reading

From the Rockaways to DC!

After hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers came together to occupy the biggest climate change disaster to ever hit our city. This Sunday, February 17th, Americans across the country are coming together in Washington, DC for the biggest climate change rally ever. There, we will call out the cause of Sandy: The fossil fuel industry, projects like the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline, … Continue reading

People's Recovery Summit - Feb 1-3

Join Us for the People’s Recovery Summit – FREE – Fri 2/1 Thru Sun 2/3!

Over the past three months, we’ve seen people from all over the city and the country come together in response to Sandy. We turned entire churches into “holy warehouses” of donated items and distributed them to dozens of “hubs” all over the city, working shoulder-to-shoulder with community leaders and residents to care for the most vulnerable among us. On Feb. 1st, 2nd, … Continue reading

Community Mold Awareness Trainings

Free Trainings will be held throughout the city, see list below for the location nearest you. Understand the need for and when to use personal protective equipment and Recognize hazards (chemical, biological, physical, safety). Understand the proper sequence and safe methods of mucking out a water damaged unit and sanitization methods; demolition; and cleaning a water-damaged unit. How to do … Continue reading

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New York Cares Launches Pinterest Site to Encourage Participation in Sandy Relief Efforts

New York Cares + Attention USA have partnered to encourage users to support New York Cares’ Sandy relief efforts and year-round volunteer programming through a curated visual and shareable experience. We witnessed tremendous conversation spikes immediately after the storm but, unfortunately, this decreased exponentially once the communication vacuum was filled by the next crisis. Sadly, this ebb in conversation religiously … Continue reading

News Release: FEMA Extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program in NY for an Additional 14 Days

New York – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 14-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels or motels. The new extension will allow applicants to remain in participating hotels until … Continue reading

Community Grants Deadline January 31st

Through our Community Grants, Citizens Committee awards grants of $500-$3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects addressing issues that they identity as important to them.  The January 31st deadline is rapidly approaching! From East Tremont in the Bronx to West Brighton on Staten Island, the groups we support are carrying out projects as varied as … Continue reading

FEMA Disaster Relief Deadline Extended to 1/28/2013

The deadline to apply for disaster assistance from FEMA has been extended to Jan. 28, 2013. You can apply for assistance for apartment damage, lost personal items, or lost wages due to Sandy. Download Flyer For more information or to apply: www.DisasterAssistance.gov By phone: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585 711 or Video Relay Service: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) Mobile device: m.fema.gov When you … Continue reading

NYC Grants for Collaborative Community Projects

One NYC One Nation Program to Award Micro-Grants to Diverse Groups Collaborating on Community Projects Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Fatima Shama and Citizens Committee for NYC CEO Peter Kostmayer today announced the UnityNYC Grant Awards, a grant program for groups collaborating on community projects. UnityNYC Grant Awards is a signature program of One NYC One Nation in collaboration … Continue reading

FEMA Press Release: Temporary Rental Assistance for Sandy Survivors

December 27, 2012DR-4085-NY-NR-117FEMA Helpline: 800-621-FEMA (3362)FEMA News Desk: 571-449-1621 News Release Survivors with Ongoing Housing Needs Should Stay in Touch with FEMA New York – The Federal Emergency Management Agency understands that some Hurricane Sandy survivors may need additional temporary rental assistance to help them achieve their permanent housing goals. All applicants who received temporary rental assistance from FEMA were … Continue reading

FEMA New Release: Case Management Available for Sandy Survivors

DR-4085-NY-NR-115 FEMA Helpline: 800-621-FEMA (3362) FEMA News Desk: 571-449-1621 News Release Grant Will Help Sandy Survivors with Unmet Needs NEW YORK—New York State survivors of Hurricane Sandy whose disaster-related needs cannot be met with existing federal and state assistance will now have access to case management services to identify additional resources for their recovery. The State of New York and … Continue reading