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Welcome to NYDISnet, the e-newsletter of New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS).

NYDISnet is New York City's only faith-based Sandy recovery e-news resource, and provides the latest updates on resources, events, trainings and other matters of interest to the recovery community and religious leaders - including 9/11 long-term recovery news. NYDIS also distributes NYDISnet ALERTs during local emergencies or to notify New York City faith communities and our partners of important news.

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NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable & NYC Unmet Needs Fund
The Unmet Needs Roundtables convenes donors, long-term recovery groups and case management agencies to financially assist impacted families with unmet needs beyond those met by all other current programs. Through the advocacy of a case manager, the Roundtables (which are centrally managed and will meet in each borough) will provide emergency cash assistance, recovery grants, loans and discounted/tax-free building supplies to eligible survivor households. Assistance is targeted to ensure and sustain survivors' long-term recovery. For more information, contact info@nydis.org

NYC Volunteer Group Housing Program (VGHP)
The VGHP helps recruit, train and build the capacity of congregations and non-profit facilities to host SuperStorm Sandy rebuilding volunteer groups, and coordinates housing availability and assignments for those groups and with National VOAD partners.

NYDIS: NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable - 291 Trained to Date
Since the launch of the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable program in July, NYDIS has trained 291 Disaster Case Managers and partners. Including the following;

September 17: NYDIS and American Red Cross collaborated to offer a joint training on the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable and Move in Assistance Program (MIAP). More than 106 Disaster Case Managers and individuals from agencies involved in Superstorm Sandy Recovery efforts were in attendance. A best practice common to all federally declared disasters, UNRs are essential to ensure that emerging and ongoing basic needs of under-resourced survivors or victims' families will be met by providing both emergency assistance grants (early months) or sustainable recovery grants.

Aug 29:  NYDIS trained 31 participants, including Disaster Case Managers and FEMA Voluntary Liaisons, on the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable (UNR). As a result of the training, Sandy survivors (documented and undocumented) have access to resources that will assist them in the road to sustainable recovery.

Gudaitis Speaks at DOHMH Community Engagement & Resilience Forum
September 24: The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR) at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) hosted a free forum to celebrate September as National Pre paredness Month and kick off community engagement activities. The event, Beyond Engagement: Building and Sustaining Community Networks, featured discussions on community engagement, resilience, and policy analysis. Chief Response Officer Peter Gudaitis spoke about NYDIS risk communication and resiliency building. To understand the importance of community resilience and see a glimpse of what was covered at this event, view this video by RAND Corporation.

Register Now: NYDIS' NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Training 9/30
To be held September 30 from 9:30am-1:00pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall. This training is intended to train New York City Disaster Case Managers and DCM Supervisors on how to present cases to the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable. The Roundtable is a source of cash assistance, loans and discounted/tax-free appliances, furniture and building supplies for those impacted by Sandy regardless of immigration status. This training is open to any disaster case manager from any agency. This training is required before a DCM can apply to the Roundtable on behalf of their client's unmet needs. Register here.

Register Now: Disaster Chaplain Training 10/1 & 2
Through a training partnership with New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) and MCNY's (Metropolitan College of New York) Emergency & Disaster Management Program, the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN) will offer our two-day Disaster Chaplain Training course in NYC at MCNY.  The course will be held on October 1 & 2 from 9-5 PM at MCNY. This course prepares chaplains and religious leaders to volunteer with NYDIS in mass-care settings or within their houses of worship, religious community or professional institution.  Tuition is $145. For more information and registration click here.

Gudaitis to Speak as Panelist at HSC: Sandy 1 Year Later Conference 10/23
Chief Response Officer Peter Gudaitis will speak as a panelist at the upcoming Human Services Council Sandy recovery conference, entitled Sandy 1 Year Later: Assessing Community Recovery, Anticipating Disasters. Panelists and participants will include leaders of the nonprofit, public, and philanthropic sectors. Participants will discuss recent survey findings about the nonprofit human services sector's response to Superstorm Sandy, continuing recovery efforts, and approaches to preparing for future storm. The event will be held at UJA Federation on October 23rd. Register here

Gudaitis to Present on Unmet Needs at Sandy Philanthropy Conference
On October 25, Philanthropy New York will host a conference entitled; Sandy, Philanthropy & a Year of Hard Lessons at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan. One year after Hurricane Sandy, much remains to be done; and the philanthropic community is eager to understand how it can best support ongoing efforts. Chief Response Officer Peter Gudaitis has been invited to give a presentation on the unmet needs trends emerging in long-term recovery. The half-day conference will provide an opportunity for funders with a variety of programmatic interests to join with key community leaders, government officials and recovery organization leaders to explore thematic concerns. Conference website.

NYDIS is Seeking NYC Congregations to Host Rebuild Volunteers
Thousands of out-of-state volunteers are looking to contribute their time and skills to continued Hurricane Sandy mold-suppression and rebuild efforts; these volunteer groups require a place to eat and sleep. NYDIS is managing the NYC Volunteer Group Housing program to coordinate and support volunteer housing available from congregations. We provide forms and training materials, coordinate reservations, and provide any other operations support needed. To get more information or to register your congregation as a "dorm," or request volunteer housing for incoming groups, email volunteerhousing@nydis.org.
NY Times: Months after Storm, Mennonites Stay and Rebuild
Sept 5: Edna Ishayik interviews Frank Hoover, a Mennonite Disaster Volunteer, about their rebuilding work in Far Rockaway and Staten Island. Since Hurricane Sandy's arrival in New York, over 1300 Mennonites have come into the city to help neighborhoods recover from the storm; presently, 80 projects are in various stages of rehabilitation. Read the full article here.

Christianity Today: Believers in Every Borough
Aug 29: Christy Tennant Krispin and Roxanne Wieman speak with five (5) Christian New Yorkers and how their faith inspires them to serve Superstorm Sandy-impacted communities and low-income communities across New York City's boroughs. Read the article here.

YWN: Mikvah USA Celebrates Rebuilt Belle Harbor Mikvah Destroyed By Sandy
Aug 20: The Belle Harbor Jewish Community recently celebrated the completion of its newly rebuilt mikvah that was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. The celebration event was attended by various rabbis and Mikvah USA, the organization that constructed the mikvah.  Read the article here.

CWS: Faith in Times of Disaster
Aug 17: Susanne Gilmore, CWS Emergency Response Specialist, talks to religious leaders on the role and importance of faith communities in disaster recovery and response at a summit convened by The Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska.  The summit brought together 95 church leaders to discuss specific ways to become involved in the phases of emergencies.  Speakers included David L. Myers, a Mennonite pastor now serving as Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership, the Rev. John A. Robinson, Jr., Associate for Disaster Response for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and Josh Baird, Director of Disciples Volunteering. Continue reading here.

CWS: Red Cross Awards CWS $305,395 for Sandy Recovery Work
Aug 15: The American Red Cross awarded Church World Service (CWS) $305,395 to support its work helping communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. CWS will use the grant to expand the "Recovery Tools and Training Workshops" program which provides local long-term recovery groups (LTRG) with intensive training, consultation services and start-up assistance in their service to communities with the most vulnerable survivors. Read the full news release here.
Build It Back Program: 9/30 Deadline!

FEMA Extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program: 10/16 Deadline
Press Release

September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF): 10/3 and 10/12 Deadlines
If you suffered physical harm as a result of the 9/11 disaster, the 2013 deadline to register with the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is October 3rd. Registration takes only about 15 minutes and is the only step that needs to be done by the deadline. For more information, visit www.vcf.gov or call 866-692-9827.

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Case Management Referral Line: 855-258-0483

Resource Guides and Websites
Asian Americans for Equality: Hurricane Sandy Aid
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) has funds available to aid small businesses and homeowners impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Grants up to $15,000 and low-interest loans for $15,000 are available. For more information, contact Raquel Colon: (212) 964-2288 or visit their website.

NOAA: Coastal Resilience Networks (Crest) Grant Program
This special competition of the Crest grant program is for communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit projects that will help their communities or region recover from the storm, as well as increase preparedness and resilience for future hazard events. View application here.

NYC Small Business Grants: Storefront Improvement Program
Local businesses whose spaces were impacted by Sandy now have a resource for renovation. The $1 million Small Business Storefront Improvement Program, funded by the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, will provide grants of up to $20,000 to eligible businesses, and assist an estimated 50 businesses in total. Apply for funds here.

NY Rising: Fuel NY Initiative
To prepare for future emergencies and severe weather events, New York State is implementing a 21st century fuel infrastructure protection strategy from the pipeline to the pump. As a crucial step, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law protections in the nation to ensure that critical gas stations have back-up power capacity, making it possible to avoid long lines, get to work, and restore normalcy as quickly as possible after a major storm or other disaster. See if your gas station is in a designated strategic location by clicking here.

Visiting Nurse Service of New York
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York is collaborating with the Red Cross to offer a new program to treat post-disaster distress symptoms for Superstorm Sandy survivors.  VSNY provides high quality, client-centered, strength and evidenced based care through one on one (12 weeks) and group sessions, as well as psycho-education and public education presentations. For more information, click here.

World Trade Center Health Program
During this month marking the 12th anniversary of 9/11/01, we wanted to share with you an important resource that is still available to those impacted by 9/11/01. World Trade Center Health Program provides services for responders, workers, and volunteers who helped with rescue, recovery, and cleanup at the World Trade Center and related sites in New York City, Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA. It also provides services for survivors who lived, worked, or were in school in the NYC area. The WTC Health Program provides medical testing and care for specific symptoms and illnesses (including psychological and substance abuse problems) related to the exposure at the disaster sites. For more information, visit the WTC Health Program website.
Three Brooklyn Men Charged in training to be al Shabab Suicide Bombers
Sept. 24: Prosecutors say that three men facing federal terrorism charges in New York City have strong ties to al Shabab, the group responsible for the Nairobi mall attack. Prosecutors in Brooklyn describe the defendants -- Ali Yasin Ahmed, Madhi Hashi, and Mohamed Yusuf -- as "dangerous and influential" members of al Shabab who were part of an elite unit of suicide bombers. They were captured in Africa last year while traveling to Yemen to team up with the al Qaeda offshoot there. Read more

DredgingToday.com: Coney Island to Get New Sand

Sept. 9: U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer secured funding from the Sandy Relief Bill to replenish 600,000 cubic yards of sand along Coney Island. The Coney Island Reach Project extends from West 37th Street to Brighton Beach. Read the article here.

Epoch Times: Sandy Destroyed Precious Mementos of 9/11
Sept 6: The Associated Press (AP) talks to Breezy Point residents who were impacted by 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. Of the more than 2,700 who died on 9/11 in New York, about 80 were residents of Breezy Point and Rockaways. Read the article here.

Crains: Developers Push for Approvals before Bloomberg Leaves
Sept 6: Matt Chaban talks with developers across New York City pushing for approvals, many for post-Sandy projects, before Mayor Bloomberg leaves office. Projects fall into three categories: city-led developments, private projects and those being pursued by private developers on public property. Projects involve new uses of public land, private plans and independent projects. Read the article here.

Epoch Times: FEMA Extends Sandy Victims Hotel Deadline
Sept 5: Genevieve Belmaker with New York Times reports on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program extension.  The agency has made several two week extensions in increments. According to a FEMA spokesperson, 28 households are still on the program. Read the article here.

Silive.com: Large Section of Staten Island's Buono Beach Still Closed After Sandy
Sept 4: Virginia N. Sherry, Staten Island Advance, reports on Staten Island beaches still closed nearly one year after Sandy; the Parks Director responds to inquiries regarding sustained closures. Read the article here.

City Atlas: Tweeting the Way to Community Resilience: Frances Medina
Sept 3: City Atlas interviews Frances Medina on the role of social media during Superstorm Sandy response and recovery to serve Brooklyn Neighborhood, Red Hook.  Medina led social media communications for the Red Hook Initiative (RHI) during and after the storm to provide minute-to-minute updates about food coordination, supply drop-offs, organizing supplies and even to reach donors. Because of RHI's Wi-Fi success following the storm, it has become a case study to inform future disaster relief. Read the article here

Natural Hazards Observer: Hurricane Sandy Exposed
Sept 2013: Columbia University's Irvin Redlener discusses NYC's emergency preparedness weaknesses exposed by Hurricane Sandy. He cites the enormous challenges faced by various systems and industries including healthcare, transportation, inter-agency coordination, and particularly, challenges facing vulnerable populations. Read the article here.
ARC: Red Cross Awards Grant to JCCRP for Superstorm Sandy Recovery
Aug 28: The Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP) received a $239,300 grant from the American Red Cross to support long-term recovery services for people affected by Superstorm Sandy. The agency will use the grant to provide disaster case management and emergency feeding services on the Rockaway Peninsula. Read the full article here.

Daily News: City to Remove Thousands of Sandy-damaged Trees in Brooklyn
Aug 28: The NYC Parks Department confirmed the removal of nearly two-thousand trees downed in Brooklyn by Hurricane Sandy. Read more about the mass tree removal here.

Daily News: First New Breezy Point Homes Rise after Superstorm Sandy
Aug 23: Clare Trapasso with New York Daily News talks to the couple who are hoping to be the first to move into a newly built home in the Sandy-devastated community of Breezy Point. The couple decided on a modular home which is quicker to build and assemble than traditional homes, which take approximately nine (9) months. Read more here.

FEMA: Public Assistance by the Numbers
Aug 23: Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.7 billion in Public Assistance grants to reimburse local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits for costs associated with emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding of damaged public facilities.  Read the full press release here.

HUD: Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Releases Rebuilding Strategy
Aug 19: President Obama's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, chaired by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, released a rebuilding strategy to serve as a model for communities across the nation facing greater risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Sandy-affected region rebuild.  The Rebuilding Strategy contains 69 policy recommendations, many of which have already been adopted, that will help homeowners stay in and repair their homes, strengthen small businesses and revitalize local economies and ensure entire communities are better able to withstand and recover from future storms. Read the full press release here

Read the full Hurricane Rebuilding Strategy.

USA Today: Hurricane Sandy Task Force Urges Better Construction
Aug 19: David Jackson reports on the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force's recently published report urging hardening of existing infrastructure to ward off power failures and fuel shortages, and to maintain cellular service during future disasters.  The task force, created after Superstorm Sandy, emphasizes the impact of climate change on hurricane intensity and the criticality of building to withstand future storms. Read the article here.  

USA Today: Boosting Resilience after Storms and Disasters
Aug 19: Dane Egli and Jared McKinney reports on NYC Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to invest $20 billion to harden and protect the city's infrastructure. The proposal terms resilience as an investment both in national security and economic prosperity and requires long-term planning, investment and leadership. Read the article here.

Progressive Railroading: NYCT's New Hurricane Division Takes Steps to Recovery
July 2013: Hurricane Sandy wreaked extensive damage to MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) infrastructure and facilities.  The Sandy Recovery and Resiliency Division was created to manage the task of recovery and resiliency. Angela Cotey speaks to John O'Grady, NYCT's program officer for infrastructure and facilities, about the long road ahead. Read the interview here.
CRAIN: Red Hook's Sandy Revival is Deceptive
Sept 18: For some business owners, business has resumed in Red Hook while others continue to struggle for recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Andrew J. Hawkins speaks with local business-owners struggling with mounting debt, difficulty in securing loans, and the need for local political advocacy in their ongoing effort to return to normalcy. Read the full article here.

CAIR: Seeking DOJ Probe of NYPD 'Terror' Designation for Mosques   
Aug 28: The New York Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) calls on the Department of Justice to investigate reported violations of the constitutional rights of Muslims by the New York City Police Department (NYPD). The request follows reports by the AP that the NYPD has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations. Read the press release here.     

NYT: The New Flood Insurance Disaster
Aug 19: Recent NYT op-ed piece reflect the need for policy reform to the National Flood Insurance program. Scientists feel past reforms unjustly placed too much burden for the program's debt on policy holders and have thus advocated for new reforms. Increasing insurance premiums, plummeting home values, and new flood plains are issues facing many homeowners. Read the article here.
September is National Preparedness Month!
This year the National Preparedness Month's Theme is "You can be The Hero."

Take advantage of FEMA resources for National Preparedness Month. Download the National Preparedness Month Toolkit 2013.  Included in this toolkit are banners, Twitter and Facebook cover page, posters, etc.

IS-909 Community Preparedness: Simple Activities for Everyone - FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) in partnership with the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) designed a curriculum that serves the preparedness training needs of the whole community. The free online independent study course "IS-909, Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone," is a train-the-trainer course and geared towards those supporting any existing neighborhood preparedness program.

Be a Ready Congregation! Be Prepared!
CDC: Preparedness for All Hazards
Emergency preparedness requires attention not only to specific types of hazards but also to steps that increase preparedness for any type of hazard. The resources on the CDC website are intended to help professionals take an all-hazards approach to preparedness. Learn more here.

Disaster Preparedness Smartphone Apps
New Basics of Public Health Preparedness Training Series
The UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness has launched a new training series, the
Basics of Public Health Preparedness, a 10-module online training series designed to introduce preparedness staff at local public health agencies to the core concepts of public health preparedness. Topics include: public health preparedness planning, responder health and safety, disaster behavioral health, and risk communication, as well as others. Access the training here.

SAMHSA: Disaster Preparedness Toolkit
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Response Template Toolkit features public education materials that disaster behavioral health response programs can use to create resources for reaching people affected by a disaster. The Template Toolkit includes print, website, audio, video, and multimedia materials that disaster behavioral health response programs can use to provide outreach, psycho-education, and recovery news for disaster survivors. Access the toolkit here.

SAMHSA: Tips for Talking With and Helping Children & Youth Cope After a Disaster
Children and youth can face emotional strains after a traumatic event such as a car crash or violence. Disasters also may leave them with long-lasting harmful effects. This tip sheet will help parents, caregivers, and teachers learn some common reactions, respond in a helpful way, and know when to seek support. Access the tip sheet here.
Evacuation Planning & Sheltering
NDIN Tip Sheet: Faith Communities & Evacuation Planning
NDIN Tip Sheet: Faith Communities & Disaster Sheltering
NYC OEM: Hurricane Evacuation Zones and Evacuation Zone Finder
Ready.gov: Evacuating Yourself and Your Family

#KnowYourZone - NYC OEM Hurricane Guides in Multiple Languages
The Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York City guide is now available online in multiple languages. #KnowYourZone, from Arabic to Yiddish. Click on the link to read the updated Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York City guide. Learn what Hurricane Evacuation Zone you live in by going to the Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder, or by calling 311.
Government Procurement and Business Resource Roundtable
September 25, 8:30am-12:30pm
Stony Brook Small Business Development Center
Development Drive
RSS Building, Room 146
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6016
Register here

This event is to help small businesses access the opportunities provided for government procurement, post-Sandy, and learn about resources available.

Webinar: Get Your Business Ready For Any Kind of Disaster
September 25th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Registration Link

You can get help with your own business preparedness planning through a series of free webinars in September hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery.   The September series is presented in collaboration with FEMA's Ready Campaign, as part of National Preparedness Month.

HUD Rebuild by Design Conversation
September 26, 7:00pm
Staten Island, location TBD
(Updated location information will be sent to those who RSVP)

RSVP here


Saturday, October 5, 10:00 am 
Bridgeport Holiday Inn, Main Ballroom
1070 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT  

RSVP here

Rebuild by Design is a multi-stage regional design competition that will develop innovative approaches to enhancing resiliency in Hurricane Sandy-affected communities. The competition is to promote learning from direct experience, local perspective, and citizen insights as communities across the region begin to rebuild and renew.

National Preparedness Month Panel Discussion: Volunteering During Disasters
September 26, 6:00-8:00pm
NYC OEM Office
165 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Register here

Hosted by New York Cares and NYC Citizen Corps, this panel discussion focuses on volunteer involvement during the response and recovery phase of a disaster. Topics will include interagency cooperation during disaster, mobilizing volunteers during response and recovery, and volunteer self-care.

Panelists will include:  
John Berglund, Salvation Army 
Nicholas Bonsell, New York Cares
Joseph Samalin, Disaster Distress Helpline

NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Training
September 30, 9:30am - 1:00pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon St., Community Room, 1st Fl. - Brooklyn, NY
Register here.

This training is being presented by New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) and is intended to train New York City DCM Supervisors and DCMs how to present cases to the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable.  The Roundtable is a source of cash assistance, loans and discounted/tax-free appliances, furniture and building supplies - for those impacted by Sandy and regardless of immigration status. This training is open to any disaster case manager from any agency. This training is required before a DCM can apply to the Roundtable on behalf of their client's unmet needs.

Disaster Chaplain Training
October 1-2, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY)
431 Canal St., New York, NY
For more information and registration click here.

Through a training partnership with New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) and MCNY's (Metropolitan College of New York) Emergency & Disaster Management Program, the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN) will offer our two-day Disaster Chaplain Training course in NYC at MCNY.  This course prepares chaplains and religious leaders to volunteer with NYDIS in mass-care settings - or, within their houses of worship, religious community or professional institution.  Tuition is $145.

Crisis Response Training: Pastoral Crisis Intervention Training
October 8th and 9th, 9:00am - 5:00pm
New York Christian Resource Center
8779 26th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11214
Register Online By 10/5 here. Registration for this course is $135.

The purpose of this two-day course is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be effectively integrated. Chaplains, lay people, religious educators, pastoral counselors, mental health professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the appropriate use of faith-based resources in healing should find this course of interest. Attendance at both days is required. For more info email: CircleNYCRC@aol.com

HSC: Sandy 1 Year Later
Assessing Community Recovery, Anticipating Disasters
October 23, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
UJA Federation Building, 130 E. 59th St., Manhattan
Register here

Join the Human Services Council (HSC) and leaders of the nonprofit, public, and philanthropic sectors to discuss recent survey findings about the nonprofit human services sector's response to Super storm Sandy, continuing recovery efforts, and approaches to preparing for future storms.  

Sandy, Philanthropy & A Year of Hard Lessons
Main Convening
October 25, 8:00am-1:00pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place

Conference Website and Registration here

Philanthropy New York will host Sandy, Philanthropy & A Year of Hard Lessons to mark the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Much remains to be done; and the philanthropic community is eager to understand how it can best support ongoing efforts. The half-day conference will provide an opportunity for funders with a variety of programmatic interests to join with key community leaders, government officials and recovery organization leaders to explore thematic concerns.

Sandy, Philanthropy & A Year of Hard Lessons
Bus Tour (For Philanthropists)
October 21, 9:00am-5:00pm

The Rockaways and Long Beach
Conference Website and Registration here

Funder participants will see and hear about these communities from a variety of angles and multiple perspectives, including government relief workers concentrated in the area, community development leaders who have been working in the communities for years, and leaders of community institutions that are developing innovations in the wake of the disaster. The tour will take participants to residential areas that were decimated by Sandy, to the boardwalk for a discussion of economic development and to several areas that are heavily populated by people who were most vulnerable in the disaster.

Crain's Rebuilding NY: One Year Later
October 28, 8:00am - 10:30am
Sheraton New York Times Square
811 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street
Register here

Join Crain's in a discussion with the region's key political and business leaders about the progress that's been made since Superstorm Sandy-and the daunting challenges that lie ahead. We'll take a look at the policies and projects that have been given the green light, as well the lessons that have been learned over the past year.

Hurricane Sandy Anniversary Event: "Light the Shore"
October 29, 4:00 pm - 7:45pm
SI Boardwalk and Waterfront Closest to Your Home
For more event details, visit the Staten Island Long Term Recovery Group website.

The Sandy anniversary planning team of the Staten island LTRO is pleased to share details of the events planned for the one year anniversary of Sandy's landfall on October 29th. All are welcome to participate in the community walk, supper, interfaith service, and vigil at the boardwalk near Sand Lane and Fr. Capodanno Blvd (by the Dolphins).  The "Light the Shore" vigil is an invitation for all Staten Islanders, wherever they may live, to light a candle with their neighbors near the waterfront in their community in an island-wide moment of solidarity.

Superstorm Sandy National Symposium (for EMS, First Responders, EM Officials)
November 12th and 13th
Sheraton Atlantic City Hotel and Conference Center
Two Convention Boulevard
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
Register online at www.njemsconference.com

A two-day national conference for EMS leaders, first responders, Homeland Security officials, and EM professionals. This year's conference will offer an emergency preparedness track, and the National Symposium on Super Storm Sandy as well as diverse educational opportunities for basic and advanced life support providers, EMS physicians, educators, managers and school nurses.
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