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Client Story: The Ongoing Impact of 9/11
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Ms. P is a 32-year-old woman who worked as a Local 78 Asbestos Handler at Ground Zero from September 17, 2001 to December 2001. As a result of her work there, Ms. P currently suffers from 9/11-related illnesses and musculoskeletal injuries. Although Ms. P has tried to work as often as possible, her 9/11-related disabilities have affected her ability to work consistently and permanently.

Ms. P is now able to work more regularly, but she reached out to NYDIS for assistance with rental and utilities arrears accrued during periods of 9/11-related disability. Now that she is working more consistently, she is able to meet her family’s current expenses but does not earn enough income to pay off the rental and utilities arrears.

Ms. P and her two daughters currently receive public benefits, such as Public Assistance and Food Stamps, but these benefits do not meet all of the family’s basic expenses. Ms. P also filed for Workers’ Compensation in 2006, but the case has not yet been established for benefits.

Working with her case manager at Asociacion Tepeyac de New York, an agency funded by NYDIS to provide 9/11 case management services, Ms. P was awarded $7,842.36 in cash assistance through the NYC 9/11 Unmet Needs Roundtable to pay off her rental and utilities arrears. This assistance will function as a bridge to long-term recovery and financial stability for her family.

Please help our clients! Donate now to the NYC 9/11 Unmet Needs Roundtable: click here
:: NYDIS Staff Featured Speakers at U of Albany Extreme Events III Conference

On August 6, the Extreme Events III: The Three Day Window conference will be held at the University of Albany School of Public Health’s East Campus in Rensselaer, New York. The conference is being offered to faith-based and community leaders, community health centers, hospitals, first responders, policymakers, and researchers. Executive Director Peter Gudaitis and Community Outreach and Training Coordinator Pastor Ruth Yoder Wenger are two of the three featured speakers at the conference. Gudaitis will address the critical roles and responsibilities faith and community leaders must assume to assist the public in preparing both during and after extreme events. Wenger will address how religious leaders should respond to the needs of the people traumatized by a disastrous event and how to re-build community strengths during emergencies.

For More Information or to Register (Required) Contact:
Colleen at 518.486.7921 or
www.ualbanycphp.org

The conference is sponsored by: The Northeast Regional Public Health Leadership Institute, University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness, and the New York Consortium for Emergency Preparedness Continuing Education
:: NYDIS Holds Orientations for New Emergency Rest Center Registrants

On July 14, NYDIS held its first orientation session for houses of worship that would like to become NYDIS Emergency Rest Centers (ERCs). ERCs are houses of worship that volunteer, in partnership with NYDIS, to be activated to serve the public by offering hospitality and safe haven during emergencies. During a heat wave, for example, your house of worship could serve your community as a cooling center. The 90-minute orientation provided leaders from interested houses of worship with a question and answer forum with NYDIS staff as a prerequisite to the training for their ERC managers and volunteers. NYDIS collaborates with volunteers from World Faith (a multi-faith student organization) and with the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to develop ERCs. Over 50 houses of worship are currently pre-registered for the ERC program.

Additional orientations will be held at NYDIS on the following dates:
Thursday, July 17, 9:30–11:00 am
Thursday, July 17, 5:00–6:30 pm
Saturday, July 19, 10:00–11:30 am

For more information about ERCs, view the ERC Program Profile: click here

To register your house of worship for one of these orientation sessions, contact:
Rick Fernandez - Community Outreach and Training
212.669.6113
rfernandez@nydis.org
:: NYDIS ED Speaks at Natural Hazards Center Conference

From July 12-15, the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado held its 33rd Annual Research and Applications workshop in Broomfield, Colorado. Executive Director Peter Gudaitis was invited to participate on the conference faculty of the Communities, Organizations, and Resilience track. Joined by researchers from Circle Point, Purdue University, Sam Houston University, and the University of New Orleans, Gudaitis addressed the topic “Disaster, Faith, and Faith-Based Organizations: Roles of Religion in Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.”

Read the July 14 Colorado Daily article: click here

For more information contact:
www.colorado.edu/hazards/
:: NYDIS Bids Farewell to Three VISTAs

On July 11, NYDIS said goodbye to three VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members who completed their service year. After serving in capacity-building roles on the NYDIS staff since last July, HOWCALM® VISTA Laurie Rhodes, NDIN VISTA Emily Stoneham, and Communications VISTA Alison VanBuskirk successfully finished a year of national service in the AmeriCorps*VISTA program of the Corporation for National and Community Service. The board and staff would like to thank them for their service and wish them the best in their future endeavors. Ms. Rhodes, who was ordained as an interfaith minister in June, plans to complete another year of VISTA service with the American Red Cross in Greater New York. Ms. Stoneham will travel to Guatemala, where she will participate in an intensive Spanish language school for six weeks. Ms. VanBuskirk has accepted a position with the World Day of Prayer International Committee, where she will oversee the production of their publications.
:: NYDIS Completes Pilot of New Disaster Chaplain Certification Curriculum

In June, NYDIS completed an eight-month project to develop a four-unit interfaith disaster spiritual care training and certification curriculum. The curriculum includes a sixteen-hour Disaster Chaplain Training, a four-hour Spiritual Care Worker Training, an eight-hour Chaplain Supervisor Training, and an eight-hour Trainer Certification Course. The curriculum was written and edited by the Rev. Stephen Harding, BCC, in collaboration with writers John Berglund (Salvation Army), Ali Gheith (NYC DOHMH), Rev. Earl Johnson (ARC-SRT), Zoe Landers, and Pastor Ruth Yoder Wenger (STAR NYC).

NYDIS offered two pilot training sessions for its Disaster Chaplain Training unit in June. The first session, held on June 18, focused on Operations. The second, held on June 25, included the topics of Mental Health and Self-Care. Beginning in August, NYDIS will offer training, credentialing, and deployment to its members. NYDIS training faculty are available to teach all four units of the curriculum to any community in the United States. This curriculum was developed through a grant from Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) and will be made available through ERD to clergy and spiritual caregivers throughout the Episcopal Church.

For more information, contact:
Ruth Yoder Wenger, Community Outreach & Training
212.669.6104
rwenger@nydis.org
:: NYC 9/11 Unmet Needs Roundtable Updates
  • NYC 9/11 In-Service Training for Case Workers
    In-Service Training is required for case workers who have never presented a case at the Roundtable, and is recommended as a refresher for experienced case workers who have previously presented cases. All training sessions take place at NYDIS (map).
  • NYC 9/11 Unmet Needs Roundtable Schedule
    The NYC 9/11 Unmet Needs Roundtable brings together donors and agencies providing case management services to financially assist individuals impacted by 9/11. Case managers who would like to present a case to the Roundtable must sign up for a case review meeting with the Moderator. Case review hours are posted on a bi-weekly basis on 9/11 RWCAN at https://911rwcan.communityos.org/cms/
    • Thursday, July 24 - 9:30 am-12:00 pm (Open)

    To RSVP, contact:
    Lida Mora, Moderator, NYC 9/11 Unmet Needs Roundtable
    212.669.6139
    lmora@nydis.org
:: NYC 9/11 Recovery Resources

A comprehensive list of news, updates and resources for 9/11 victims and injured recovery workers, updated weekly:
www.nydis.org/911
:: Recovery Resources for Other NYC Area Disasters
    
www.nydis.org/nyarea
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
:: Advocate for WTC Workers Fired by Bush Administration

On July 3, the Bush Administration fired Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Dr. Howard oversaw the federally-funded health care programs for 9/11 first responders who served on Ground Zero when the air was toxic. In response to his firing, NY Representatives Maloney, Nadler, Engel, and Towns contacted Michael Leavitt, Health and Human Services Secretary, and Dr. Julie Gerberding, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, to demand an explanation. Senators Clinton and Schumer sent a similar letter. These politicians believe that Dr. Howard was doing vital work and would like to see him reappointed to his position.

Read the July 8 press release from the Office of Congresswoman Maloney: click here
:: WTC Site and 9/11 Memorial Construction Updates

On June 30, Chris Ward, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, released his assessment of the rebuilding effort at the World Trade Center site to Governor Paterson. While the Governor had requested a new schedule and cost estimate for completion of the site, Port Authority said that it cannot accurately predict those dates and numbers. Its report does stress that the project is making progress, even if it will not be completed by the previously-announced deadlines. In response to this news about the WTC site, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum released a statement assuring the public that it is feasible and imperative for the Memorial to open before the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

See Port Authority’s report: click here

Read the statement from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum: click here
:: Department of Health Releases Guidelines for Adults Exposed to the WTC Disaster

The New York City Department of Health has released Clinical Guidelines for Adults Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster. The guidelines outline possible types of exposure and their health effects, including the mental health issues that are common among people who directly were affected by 9/11. It briefly summarizes treatments for many of the physical health effects that people exposed to Ground Zero are suffering and offers information to help practitioners screen for mental illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disaster.

View the guidelines:
www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/chi/chi27-6.pdf
:: FEMA Releases 2008 Disaster Housing Plan

On June 10, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released its 2008 Disaster Housing Plan. The plan describes FEMA’s role of working with local governments and organizations to provide adequate housing for hurricane victims. It includes four priority actions to help them provide safe and timely temporary housing that can be adapted to the specific needs that arise in a given area after a disaster. These four actions include maximizing available housing resources, using traditional forms of interim housing, employing innovative forms of interim housing, and authorizing permanent construction. FEMA’s plan outlines air quality specifications and testing protocols for emergency housing facilities. It also addresses the use of trailers after a disaster and emphasizes that FEMA will only consider that option in extraordinary emergency circumstances.

Read the press release:
www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=43785

From Our Members & Partners

  • HSC Closes Disaster Preparedness and Response Program

    At the end of June, the Human Services Council of New York (HSC) suspended its Disaster Preparedness and Response Program due to a lack of funding. This program has brought the City’s non-profit Human Service agencies together since 2004, when it took over the planning responsibilities of the 9/11 United Services Group, an organization that coordinated between agencies to maximize the effectiveness of their 9/11 response and to make services easily accessible to the people who needed them. In 2007, HSC drafted the Human Services Disaster Plan, an important preparedness document for efficiently managing the work of New York City disaster human services organizations. This plan encourages communication between agencies, provides a toll-free HelpLine, and offers financial assistance for unmet needs. It also led to the creation of a Disaster Recovery Assistance Fund that allows non-profits to begin offering assistance immediately after a disaster takes place.

    Read the statement from HSC: click here

    See HSC’s website:
    www.humanservicescouncil.org

  • NDIN Launches Website

    NYDISnetThe National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN) website is now up and running! NDIN is a network of local, regional, and state interfaith disaster organizations that share tools, information, and support across the nation. By bringing a diverse group of disaster interfaiths together, NDIN seeks to build a nation of prepared and resilient communities. Its website is designed to help interfaith disaster human service organizations network with other disaster interfaith professionals; offer leadership and program expertise; and share their mitigation education, preparedness, training, and recovery resources. The website is ready to accept membership applications, donations, and inquiries.

    Visit the NDIN website:
    www.n-din.org

ADVOCACY & BACKLASH MITIGATION

  • Sikh Coalition Organizes March to Protect Sikh Children

    On June 30, over 300 Sikhs from across the country gathered in Queens to march through the streets of Richmond Hill in protest of recent hate crimes in New York City schools. In early June, two Sikh children were attacked in their schools because of their faith. One student was punched in the face after someone tried to remove his patka (smaller turban), while another student’s long hair was cut off. In response to these incidents, the Sikh Coaltion organized this civil rights march which ended at Richmond Hill High School, the site of the former attack. Their work has led the Department of Education to begin to respond to the bias that these children face in school by incorporating the Sikh Coalition’s recommendations into its regulations and educational materials about bias. The DOE also intends to expand its incident reporting system in order to better track incidents of bias.

    Read the June 30 press release: click here

    Read “Making Our Voices Heard: A Civil Rights Agenda for New York City Sikhs”: click here

    Visit the Sikh Coalition’s website:
    www.sikhcoalition.org

Preparedness Initiatives

  • NYDIS Preparedness Resources

    • NYDIS's Disaster Human Services Resource Library

      Located in NYDIS’s Lower Manhattan offices, this resource library houses an expanding collection of disaster human services and related faith-based books, reference materials, reports, and multi-media resources. Covering a range of genres from research reports to guidebooks to personal reflections and victim impact statements, the library is divided into two main sections: one with material that relates to 9/11 or other recent disaster recovery efforts, and one that focuses on a broad range of disaster preparedness topics for faith communities. A valuable hub of information relevant to disaster recovery and preparedness, the collection is available to anyone on request. Come share our resources and contribute your own.

      Contact:
      212.669.6100
      NYDISNET@nydis.org

  • Summer Storm & Heat Preparedness

    • NYC Department for the Aging Offers Free Air Conditioners to Seniors
      Heat waves kill more Americans each year than all other kinds of natural disaster combined. To reduce preventable heat-related deaths, the NYC Department for the Aging’s 2008 Cooling Assistance Program offers free air conditioners to seniors over the age of 60 who are at risk for heat-related illnesses. Eligibility requirements include living in a private home or apartment with at least one person who has an acute medical condition.

      For more information, guidelines, and an application: click here

      For information about heat-related morbidity and mortality: click here

    • Extreme Heat Safety Tips
      The New York City Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM) offers a list of important pointers for staying safe during periods of extreme heat. These tips include staying out of the sun, keeping living spaces well-ventilated, drinking lots of water, and looking out for neighbors, especially senior citizens. The resource also describes symptoms and basic treatments of common heat illnesses including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. In addition, it explains the health effects of exposure to ozone, a major component of smog. Children are especially vulnerable to these effects.

      Learn more about staying safe in the heat:
      http://nyc.gov/html/oem/html/hazards/heat_tips.shtml

    • Flood Safety
      NOAA’s National Weather Service has created a site, Turn Around, Don’t Drown, to educate Americans about flood safety. The site reports that more deaths occur because of floods than any other form of severe weather, largely because people underestimate the power of even small amounts of water. The site presents a collection of flood safety resources and stories to encourage Americans to be prepared for flooding and make smart decisions during floods.

      Learn about flood safety at the Turn Around, Don’t Drown website:
      http://tadd.weather.gov/ 

    • Tornado and Thunderstorm Safety
      As the spring storm season approaches, it’s helpful to review thunderstorm and tornado safety information. CDC offers a preparedness fact sheet with tips about how to prepare, what to do to keep safe during a storm, how to accommodate for special needs, and important information to have on hand.

      Read CDC’s preparedness information:
      http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/tornadoes/prepared.asp
  • Pandemic Flu Preparedness

    • Ground-Breaking Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Study Published
      A study about Baxter International Inc.’s avian influenza (H5N1) vaccine, CELVAPAN, has been published in the June 12 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. This study is the first peer-reviewed study published about the CELVAPAN vaccine. In the study, CELVAPAN produced a similar immune response in the human body as the natural avian influenza virus does. CELVAPAN is the first cell culture-derived avian influenza vaccine that has undergone clinical evaluation and that has been accepted for review by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, part of the European Medicines Agency. The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is also evaluating CELVAPAN.

      Read the article in The New England Journal of Medicine:
      http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/358/24/2573

      Read the June 11 Baxter International Inc. press release: click here
  • Special Needs Preparedness

    • Emergency Management Research and People With Disabilities Guide
      The United States Department of Education and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) recently published a resource guide about emergency management and people with disabilities. The guide includes a listing of research projects concerning this topic as well as a list of recommendations that have come out of the research. Its purpose is to aid the development and implementation of an evidence-based agenda that will effectively and efficiently protect the well being of people with disabilities during emergencies and disasters.

      Read the guide:
      www.ncddr.org/new/announcements/EMRfPwD/index.html

    • Heat Safety for Special Needs Populations
      NYC OEM and the NYC Department for Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have created a heat safety tip sheet for service providers who work with special needs populations. Risk factors for heat-related illnesses include being over the age of 65 or under the age of 4, having a medical condition such as diabetes or heart disease, and taking certain medications. The tip sheet outlines these and other risk factors. It offers ideas for preparing clients for periods of extreme heat as well as for reaching out to clients during such periods.

      Read the tip sheet:
      www.nydis.org/downloads/Heat_Tips_For_Special_Needs.pdf
  • Preparedness for Diverse Communities

    • Emergency Preparedness Resources for Culturally Diverse Communities
      Developed by the Drexel University School of Public Health’s Center for Health Equality, the National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities is the first online center designed to improve communication, advance preparedness efforts, and increase resilience among racially and ethnically diverse communities. It aims to eliminate disparities in the emergency preparedness and recovery capabilities of these communities through information-sharing and networking. The National Resource Center includes training curricula, research tools, public health emergency news, and translated materials. Its exceptional new e-newsletter provides subscribers with new resources, events, and updates concerning public health and emergency preparedness for diverse communities.

      Visit the National Resource Center:
      www.diversitypreparedness.org/

      Subscribe to the free e-newsletter:
      www.diversitypreparedness.org/Contact-Us/Diversity-Preparedness-E-Newsletter/61/

    • National Consensus Statement on Diverse Community Preparedness
      The National Consensus Statement on Integrating Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities into Public Health Emergency Preparedness describes the importance of including all communities of people in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Awareness of this issue emerged particularly during the nation’s response to Hurricane Katrina, and this document provides guidelines that aim to prevent disparities during all stages of disasters in the future.

      Download the Statement and Guiding Principles: click here

We Recommend

  • Read the Article, "Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?"

    Eric Klinenberg, in his July 6 NY Times article titled, “Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?,” discusses the general ineffectiveness of emergency preparedness efforts throughout history. Even after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, most Americans do not concern themselves with household preparedness even as they lose confidence in the government’s ability to protect them. Klinenberg reports that after talking with New York City residents about why they do not prepare themselves for disasters, he learned that many people feel overwhelmed by the vast number of things that there are to worry about. Many shy away from the idea of a culture of preparedness because it appears to place fear at the center of their lives. Klinenberg concludes by suggesting that an important aspect of disaster preparedness is creating a feeling of community that makes people help their neighbors and trust that they would also be helped.

    Read the July 6 NY Times article: click here
  • Watch the Film 9/12: From Chaos to Community

    Named a “Best Documentary of 2007” by Video Librarian magazine, 9/12: From Chaos to Community explores the experiences of a collection of New York men and women who volunteered at Ground Zero after 9/11. This group of New Yorkers bonded deeply with each other as they worked to heal their city and deal with their personal sufferings. The film presents the psychological and social effects of traumatic events on individuals and groups and provides insight on the topics of self-care, post-traumatic stress disorder, and long-term recovery.

    NYDIS was pleased to showcase the film at its 2006 Clergy Summit. It is a valuable teaching tool for emergency management professionals, social workers, and community-based leaders. Davis Guggenheim, director of An Inconvenient Truth, declares,“Styron's beautifully crafted documentary is a poem to a group of everyday New Yorkers who discover in themselves a quiet greatness born from the darkness of 9/11.”

    For more information:
    www.912film.com
  • Download Handouts from the National Conference on Animals in Disaster

    The website of the Humane Society of the United States features a variety of handouts related to pet preparedness that were distributed at the National Conference on Animals Disaster, which took place June 3-6. The conference offered three tracks: Preparedness and Planning, Response, and Veterinary/Medical Issues. Handouts are available for all three tracks.

    Go to: https://gateway.hsus.org/ncad/handouts/index.cfm
    Password: humane
  • Read the Article "It's an Emergency. We're Not Prepared."

    John Solomon, a New York-based journalist who has covered homeland security since 9/11, has written an article about citizen preparedness titled “It's an Emergency. We're Not Prepared.” Published in the Washington Post in May, the article considers the problem of how the public can be educated about the complex issue of emergency preparedness. Solomon is also writing a book about the topic and posts regularly to his blog, “In Case of Emergency, Read Blog.”

    Read the article: click here

    Also visit Solomon’s blog, in which he promotes NYDISNET: click here
  • Visit NEMA's New Website

    The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) has redesigned its website based on feedback from its membership. Notable improvements include a new organizational structure, a more comprehensive resource center, an online application for joining the organization, and online discussion groups about key issues. The site also features extensive information about NEMA’s Conferences, a topic which has its own tab on the menu of the site. Other tabs include About NEMA, People & Groups, Initiatives & Projects, and Resources.

    Visit the site:
    www.nemaweb.org

Save The Date

  • DOHMH Offers: Emotional Needs of Children Symposium

    Monday, July 14
    1:30 – 5:00 PM
    157 William Street, NYC

    The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is presenting an awareness symposium to address the mental health needs of children during disasters called “Prepare to Respond to the Emotional Needs of Children in Times of Disaster.” The symposium will feature a panel of professionals with expertise in responding to the psychosocial needs of children.

    For more information or to sign up, contact:
    Carol Rogers 212.219.5502 or
    crogers2@health.nyc.gov
  • Feel the Music! Event for WTC Families

    July 26
    8:00 am
    Dingmans Falls in the Delaware Water Gap, PA
    Pick-up: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 54th St. and Lexington Ave.

    Feel the Music! invites families affected by September 11 to join them for this Saturday adventure to Dingmans Falls. The day will include a group hike with a park ranger, outdoor drumming with Bashiri Johnson, and time to make sun prints and swim in the river. Remember to bring a bathing suit, wet shoes, sunscreen, and a towel. Lunch will be provided.

    For more information or to sign up, contact:
    212.669.6126
    Lucia@musicandhealing.org
  • ASPCA Training, All Animals - All Disasters

    Wednesday, July 23
    Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice,
    555 West 57th Street, Ste. 603, NYC 

    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Illinois Regional Institute for Community Policing, and the New York/New Jersey Regional Center for Public Safety Innovations will host this day-long program, which addresses concepts and skills associated in developing a coordinated local response to disasters that affect both people and animals.

    For more information or to register, contact:
    Lindsay Buhr 877.864.7427 or
    Lbuhr2@uis.edu
  • 6th Annual International Emergency Preparedness Symposium

    September 10
    8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    32 Old Slip
    Goldman Sachs Training Center

    The New York Downtown Hospital is holding its 6th Annual International Emergency Preparedness Symposium to bring together specialists from across the country and world to share their experience and learn from other emergency preparedness professionals. This year’s topics include Response to Urban Construction Disasters, Medical and Public Health Readiness for Catastrophic Events, and Update on Health Status of 9/11 Workers. The conference also will explore emergency preparedness and response as they relate to recent events in China, Burma, and Iraq.

    For more information: click here

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

  • NYDIS, AmeriCorps*VISTA Position

    NYDIS’s AmeriCorps*VISTA program engages VISTA members at NYDIS and partnering sub-site agencies in capacity-building activities that enhance and expand disaster preparedness and recovery services for low-income communities. The ultimate goal is to build a culture of preparedness by increasing and improving faith-based disaster and emergency programs, thereby reducing the vulnerability of under-served, marginalized populations.

    We currently are seeking a VISTA Leader who will support NYDIS’s VISTA program. A detailed position description is attached below.

    VISTA Leader: click here

    For more information, contact:
    Amber Gibson
    agibson@nydis.org  
  • Sikh Coalition, Operations Director

    The Sikh Coalition is seeking a well-organized and business-oriented Operations Director to manage and scale the growth of the Coalition’s two offices in New York and California. Duties include managing and expanding their intern and volunteer programs; processing bills for vendors as well as payroll and benefits for employees; maintaining relationships with community members and partners; and representing the Coalition at various meetings and events. The position will be based in New York City.

    For more information:
    www.sikhcoalition.org/OperationsDirector.asp
  • Department of Homeless Services, Emergency Preparedness Planner

    The Department of Homeless Services is seeking an Emergency Preparedness Planner to provide operational development for the Coastal Storm Plan Sheltering Plan. The job includes assisting in the development of other emergency sheltering projects as well.

    For the job description and qualifications: click here

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  • Support NYDIS - Donate Online

    NYDISnetIf you'd like to make a donation to assist NYDIS in its mission of providing faith-based disaster services, click here, or send a check to NYDIS at 22 Cortlandt Street, 20th Fl., New York, NY 10007. NYDIS is a 501(c)(3) corporation and contributions are 100% tax deductible. It is a great way to honor or memorialize someone and we will send an acknowledgement of your gift.

    To donate online, go to the NYDIS homepage and click "Make a Donation":

    www.nydis.org


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