Rebuilding Together is dedicated to the long-term recovery of the communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy. We have exceeded our goal of repairing 200 homes and community centers. As resources are available, we will continue to meet the need of additional homeowners impacted by this devastating storm. Rebuilding Together has been working in the communities impacted by Sandy for many years. Over the months and years to come, we will continue to rebuild and to seek to meet the needs of the families impacted by Sandy, remaining long after the publicity and immediacy have waned.
In New York over 300,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy with the south shore, inland of Queens, and Staten Island shore, being hit the hardest. The majority of homes across this coastal region belong to low-income and working class families. In Nassau County, more than half the homes damaged did not have flood insurance. In New Jersey 350,000 homes were damaged, including 275,000 that were uninsured. In addition to the devastating coastal damage in New Jersey, a levee failed in Bergen County affecting 2,000 residents in Moonachie, Little Ferry, Carlstadt, and Hackensack. In addition, Jersey City and Hoboken experienced concentrated flooding in heavily populated downtown areas.
Rebuilding Together will provide free critical home repairs to survivors of Hurricane Sandy through our affiliates in New York City, Long Island, Bergen County, Jersey City, and Essex County. As of October 2013, these affiliates have assisted more than 430 people with the help of over 3,150 volunteers.
Rebuilding Together has joined with leading national disaster response and recovery organizations such as the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) to represent and address the long-term needs of low-income homeowners and their communities. Our local affiliates have partnered with organizations including All Hands Volunteers, Moonachie Little Ferry Relief Fund, local Rotary Chapters, local skilled trade organizations, United Way Compassion Fund.
Rebuilding after Sandy: Upcoming Projects:
- We’ll be working with Rebuilding Together Bergen County, Lowe’s, Carter’s Kids, The American Red Cross, and many more to help families in Moonachie, New Jersey, during the Super Bowl in honor of our Kickoff to Rebuild event.
- Additional projects in the pipeline, but yet to be scheduled. Stay tuned!
Note: Most, if not all, of these projects, already have more than enough volunteers. We will post any public calls for volunteers here and through social media. If you’d still like to get involved, please donate to support the Long Term Recovery efforts of our local affiliates and their volunteers.
The Results So Far:
- Rebuilding Together Bergen County has completed 194 projects, serving 258 people.
- Rebuilding Together Long Island has completed 39 projects, serving 73 people.
- Rebuilding Together New York City has completed 17 projects, serving 63 people.
- Rebuilding Together Jersey City has completed 1 project, serving 45 people.
Rebuilding Together has experience helping those affected by natural disasters, notably the homeowners who lost so much after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the Nashville floods in 2010, and the tornadoes and hurricanes that swept through the southern states in 2011. Our recovery work following Hurricane Katrina is particularly noteworthy as our national network of nearly 200 affiliates rebuilt over 1,000 homes along the Gulf Coast and continues to rebuild homes and communities today.
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