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

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/29/13

Three months after the storm, New Yorkers continue to rebuild. Volunteers in the occupy sandy network are working tirelessly during these cold months, preparing and serving thousands of hot meals a day, attacking mold, and finding ways to bring warmth wherever possible.   Below you will find a list of ways to have their back, join their teams, and be a … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/29/13

Three months after the storm, New Yorkers continue to rebuild. Volunteers in the occupy sandy network are working tirelessly during these cold months, preparing and serving thousands of hot meals a day, attacking mold, and finding ways to bring warmth wherever possible.   Below you will find a list of ways to have their back, join their teams, and be a … Continue reading

Community Grant Rebuilding Program Deadline Feb 4

Proposals must be received by Monday, February 4, 2013 The focus of the second round of the Brooklyn Recovery Fund’s grant program is to support physical improvements to homes and buildings located in Brooklyn’s coastal communities. Funding will support the following recovery and rebuilding activities: Mold removal and remediation; Electrical, heating and systems repairs and replacement; and Structural repairs to … 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

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/24

Hey Folks – Volunteer opportunities this week are at these locations. If you have questions please contact 347-770-4520 or OccupySandyVolunteers@gmail.com. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Occupy Sandy Kitchen Location: St. John’s Church, 461 99th St, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Take R train to 95th St. stop. Exit station and go to 99th st. Make a left on 99th street and go towards Fort Hamilton Parkway. Left side. … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/24

Hey Folks – Volunteer opportunities this week are at these locations. If you have questions please contact 347-770-4520 or OccupySandyVolunteers@gmail.com. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Occupy Sandy Kitchen Location: St. John’s Church, 461 99th St, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Take R train to 95th St. stop. Exit station and go to 99th st. Make a left on 99th street and go towards Fort Hamilton Parkway. Left side. … Continue reading

Sandy Storyline Looking for Volunteer Coordinators, Front End Developers, Admin Help and Content!

Do you have any photos or audio clips or stories about Occupy Sandy that you want to share? Visit Sandy Storyline and let your voice be heard! Sandy Storyline is a participatory documentary project about Hurricane Sandy and efforts to recover and rebuild our neighborhoods.  Read on for other ways you can get involved! Sandy Storyline  Any Affected Area in New York … Continue reading

Respond & Rebuild: Weekend Volunteers Needed

Almost three months after Hurricane Sandy, thousands of New Yorkers are still living with black mold.  Respond & Rebuild helps Rockaway residents get past a huge obstacle to rebuilding: mold remediation. It’s a tedious job and it’s important that it’s done well, and you can do it!  Sign up for a day of mold remediation at respondandrebuild.org.  Jobs are lined up in advance and … 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

YANA Needs Volunteers for Flyering Vital Information to Sandy Survivors – Fri 1/18 & Sat 1/19

Hello everyone! We are doing a huge flyering campaign TOMORROW, Friday, January 18th, 2013. We’ll be dropping packets of winterizing, mold remediation, legal, and open medical clinic and pharmacy flyers in people’s mailboxes. We are pushing the winterizing, especially, in advance of the cold weather approaching.  We need volunteers to go door-to-door with these flyers Friday and Saturday, as well … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/16/13

Hey Folks! Below are some ongoing and upcoming volunteer opportunities in the Bay Ridge, Greenpoint, Rockaways, Sheepshead Bay and Staten Island. We also have som great news from YANA. As always thank you so much for all the time and energy you’ve given to this effort. Please spread the word to your friends! Best, Occupy Sandy Extra! Extra! Tell the … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/16/13

Hey Folks! Below are some ongoing and upcoming volunteer opportunities in the Bay Ridge, Greenpoint, Rockaways, Sheepshead Bay and Staten Island. We also have som great news from YANA. As always thank you so much for all the time and energy you’ve given to this effort. Please spread the word to your friends! Best, Occupy Sandy Extra! Extra! Tell the … Continue reading

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Phase 1 of the Restore Yana Project Completed

YANA (You Are Never Alone), Restore the Rock, and Occupy Sandy are proud to announce that the first phase of rebuilding our home in Rockaway Park, Queens is finally complete. On Friday January 11th, volunteers poured a new concrete floor, working late into the night to make sure there was a wheelchair ramp built before it set and dried. YANA … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/12/13 in Greenpoint, Rockaways, Sheepshead Bay, Staten Island and Bay Ridge!

Below are a list of excellent volunteer opportunities coming up this weekend all across the city in Greenpoint, Bay Ridge, Rockaways, Staten Island and Sheepshead Bay. Please check them out and as always thank you for your continued generosity of time, talents and spirit!  Solidarity, Occupy Sandy Rockaways Respond and Rebuild Location: Averne, (Rockaways), Pilgrim Church of Arverne, 7416 Beach … 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

Occupy Sandy New Jersey Volunteer Opportunities as of Wednesday 1/9/13

OSNJ Volunteer Opportunities Occupy Sandy New Jersey has been working around the clock to build a community-based recovery network so the people of New Jersey can drive the collective response to the disaster. We need your help to make the network live up to its potential. Each Saturday thousands of volunteers are working throughout the state in countless local efforts, … Continue reading

New Disaster Homeownership Repair And Rebuilding Fund

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is providing new funding for homeowners whose property was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Homeowners who have already qualified for FEMA housing assistance grants can now also obtain up to an additional $10,000 through the Governor’s Disaster Homeownership Repair and Rebuilding Fund. This is a grant, not a loan, and it does not need … Continue reading