Hurricane Sandy Recovery Page

November 29th,2012 ICNY Latest News

This page lists resources and information we have encountered that might be useful to those seeking help or desiring to be of service.


NYDIS VOLUNTEER HOUSING CAPABILITIES FORM: For Congregations of All Faiths Offering Short-term Housing for Recovery Volunteer Groups:

Locations of Overnight Warm Shelters:

Locations of Daytime Warming Shelters:

Relief Distribution Centers seeking volunteers:

Food and Water Distribution Centers (including five new ones in the Rockaways opening today):

Disaster Assistance Service Center:

Manhattan Borough President’s blog: – includes information on ways to volunteer, to make donations, even how to help animals in need.

NYC Service: A directory of volunteer services, from blood donations, to door-to-door delivery of supplies.  Find the right opportunity for you.

Updated list of emergency shelters:

Applying for federal disaster assistance:

From NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio: 24-hour hotline for evacuees to report pets who need rescue: 347-573-1561.

From NBC: Please help those affected by Superstorm Sandy – txt REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

New York City Emergency Loan Program:  Additional information on assistance for small businesses:

Replacement SNAP (food stamps) benefits:

Help for Mexican nationals is available from the Mexcian Consulate at



This web page lists numerous calls for volunteers, telling you when and where to gather, and what to bring.  By registering your contact information on this site, you can also list the skills and services you are able to volunteer.

GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN: Support the efforts of Greenpoint Church in getting food to hungry people:

QUEENS:  This community bulletin from Council Member Daniel Dromm includes a lot of information on schools and scheduled exams, as well as relief resources at the Queens Center.


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