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:: FROM THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
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.

If you would like to post readiness, response or recovery information or upcoming events, please contact NYDISnet Editor Tameka Sharp at tsharp@nydis.org.

Faithfully,

Ruth Yoder Wenger, Executive Vice President

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:: NYDIS NEWS
NYDIS Sandy Recovery Resources Connect With Us - for Daily Recovery Updates On-Line NYC Sandy Recovery Guide (with Widgets) On-Line NYC Sandy Recovery Calendar NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable & NYC Unmet Needs Fund
The Unmet Needs Roundtable 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 Roundtable (which is 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/OEM End Preparedness Month with Flood Map Letter to Congregations
On September 30th, NYDIS and the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) partnered to geo-code all NYC houses of worship in NYDIS's HOWCALM System (web-based database of all NYC congregations, religious schools and Faith-based Social Service Providers). Those geo-coded locations were compared to the new federal flood maps identifying 1249 congregations within flood zones 1-6. Those 1249 congregations were then mailed letters from NYDIS and OEM alerting them to their flooding vulnerability. The mailing also included the NYC Hurricane Guide and evacuation zones as well as several Disaster Tip Sheets for U.S. Religious Leaders on topics like Evacuation Planning and Continuity of Operations Planning for congregations.

View the Congregation Flood Map (click here) PDF file 4882kb
NYDIS Helps Superstorm Sandy Victims Still in City Hotels
NYDIS has partnered with the Legal Aid Society to help eligible Sandy families extend their hotel stays via the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable. Nearly 340 residents displaced by Sandy a year ago were residing in hotels as of October 4. Through the Roundtable, NYDIS took over paying for hotel stays for 102 families (222 people). These families had viable housing plans and simply needed a little more time to secure long term or permanent housing. NYDIS is grateful that the American Red Cross contributed $1,150,000 to support a portion of the total hotel costs. Since October 5, over 20 of these families have already moved out of the hotels and into permanent housing.

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NYDIS Co-Hosts Hurricane Sandy Sustainable Recovery Symposium 10/30
New York Disaster Interfaith Services, the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, and The Salvation Army will host a conference entitled Hurricane Sandy Sustainable Recovery Symposium. The October 30th symposium will bring together Sandy recovery workers to discuss defining sustainable recovery, recovery resource sharing, building local capacity as well as to connect recovery workers with resources through networking. Chief Response Officer Peter Gudaitis will present on Holistic Recovery and the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable. Other speakers will include leaders of the nonprofit, public and philanthropic sectors. The event will be held at The Salvation Army's Centennial Temple on 14th Street.

Register here.
Gudaitis Panelist on Unmet Needs at Sandy Philanthropy Conference
Oct 25: Chief Response Officer Peter Gudaitis presented on the unmet needs trends emerging in Sandy long-term recovery. The half-day conference provided 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.  Philanthropy New York hosted the conference entitled Sandy, Philanthropy & a Year of Hard Lessons.

Gudaitis Speaks as Panelist at HSC: Sandy 1 Year Later Conference
Oct 23: Chief Response Officer Peter Gudaitis participated as a panelist at the Human Services Council Sandy recovery conference, entitled Sandy 1 Year Later: Assessing Community Recovery, Anticipating Disasters. Panelists and participants included leaders of the nonprofit, public, and philanthropic sectors. Participants discussed recent survey findings about the nonprofit human services sector's response to Superstorm Sandy, continuing recovery efforts, and approaches to preparing for future storm. 


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.
:: FAITH COMMUNITY NEWS
Sandy 1 Year Later: Warm Meals Provide Comfort to Coney Island Residents  
Oct 28: Mercy Chefs partnered with Coney Island Gospel Assembly to serve 3000 meals during the church's Superstorm Sandy one-year anniversary event. Since Sandy's impact, the church has played a very active role in helping the community recover. Read more here.

Metropolitan NY Synod Blog: Disaster Relief - Progress One Year Later
Oct 19: Pastor Craig Miller reports out on the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) network‘s recovery efforts helping NYC congregations rebuild a year after Sandy. St. Barnabas in Howard Beach, one of the most impacted churches, has more than $15,000 in outstanding need. Read the full article here.

The Lamplight: Diocese of NY Using Social Media When Phones/E-mail Fail
Oct 2013: The Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in New York City utilized Twitter and Facebook as its main means of communication during the Hurricane Sandy response. The Social Media tools enabled the soup kitchen to communicate with volunteers, other agencies, and the wider community. Yvonne Cassidy offers insights for mobilizing a social media network after a disaster. Read the article here.

PDA: First Presbyterian Church of Salem, OR Volunteers in New York
Oct 2013: A team of 11 volunteers from First Presbyterian Church of Salem, OR was sent to support Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in Brooklyn. The team helped a local church in Coney Island with their recovery efforts. Read the Facebook Post here.
:: NYC RECOVERY NEWS & RESOURCES
Build It Back Program: 10/30 Deadline!
The NYC Build it Back program, New York City's program to assist homeowners, landlords, and tenants in the five boroughs whose homes and properties were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Rebuilding and Recovery Fee Waiver: Deadline 10/31
To help New York City businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy, a new local law waives and refunds various City fees required for rebuilding, recovery and operation of businesses.

Small Business Storefront Improvement Program: Deadline 11/1
The Small Business Storefront Improvement Program provides funding for facade improvements to eligible small businesses and property owners impacted by Hurricane Sandy and located in New York City Evacuation Zones 1 through 6. The goal of the program is to enhance the impacted commercial corridors and support small businesses.

Disaster Relief Assistance for Historic Properties: Deadline 11/25
New York State is accepting applications for $12 million in federal grants for historic preservation projects to address damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. Visit the site for eligibility requirements.

FEMA Proof of Loss Deadline extended to 4/28/14
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Oct. 1 that it has extended the deadline for filing proof-of-loss claims for a second time.
RECOVERY RESOURCES

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

Resource Guides and Websites

ARC Report: Superstorm Sandy One Year Update
The Red Cross has worked in Superstorm Sandy-impacted areas mobilizing volunteers, providing food and shelter, housing and community assistance, awarding grants to organizations and other types of assistance over the past 12 months.


HSC Report: Nonprofits Assess Sandy Recovery & Disaster Preparedness
In conjunction with the Human Services Council of New York (HSC), the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College conducted a survey this summer to assess the work and impact of organizations active in Sandy relief efforts. Responding to the survey were representatives
of 104 organizations that identified themselves as being engaged in Sandy relief and recovery efforts.

Rand Report: Flood Insurance in New York Following Hurricane Sandy
This report provides the most-comprehensive data to date on flood insurance coverage in
New York City both before and after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012. It also examines the consequences of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and the update of FEMA's flood insurance rate map for the city's residents in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Best Practices in Disaster Grant-making
Designed to share knowledge about philanthropic responses to the hurricanes that were deemed by both funders and grant recipients to be "successful.  Also discusses ways to support and empower local philanthropy, affect changes in local and state policy, and develop opportunities for funder cooperation and collaboration, so as to best keep the interests, and voices, of local communities recognized during recovery efforts.

NYS Department of Labor Funds  
$27.7 million received by the State in federal Disaster National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds will be used to hire cleanup workers in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The funds are accessible through NYS Department of Labor Jobs for Cleanup Work program. Workers who lost their jobs as a direct result of Sandy, as well as those who were unemployed prior to the storm, are eligible to apply for temporary positions. 

FREE Construction Estimates
Catholic Charities Community Services is partnering with the New York State Office of Emergency Management and Parish Property Management to provide free construction estimates within the NYS Disaster Case Management Program. The purpose of this program is to provide unbiased construction estimates to use for unmet needs roundtables, compare with private contractor estimates, and use as a basis of comparison for FEMA around disputed insurance estimates. For more information, contact Edna Mincey.

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 evidencedbased care through one-on- one (12 weeks) and group sessions, as well as psycho-education and public education presentations. For more information, click here.
Pleasure and Pain: The People Who Were Killed by Sandy
Digital consultant Whitney Hess collected the names and stories of Sandy's casualties and posted them on her blog which can be read here.

NY1: Hurricane Sandy Pushes Back a Debate
Oct 28: In honor of the Superstorm Sandy anniversary, mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota moved Tuesday's debate to Wednesday, October 30th. Both candidates were in agreement that Tuesday should be a day of solemn remembrance and reflection. Read the full article here.

Build It Back Newsletter: Deadline Extended and 24,000 Registered
Oct 21: The Build It Back registration deadline has been extended to October 31, 2013. To date, 24,000 New Yorkers have registered for the program: 10,000 from Queens, 7,400 from Brooklyn, and 5,300 from Staten Island. Read the newsletter here.

Huff Post: A Year After Sandy, Community-Powered Recovery Gains Traction
Oct 17: Caitria O'Neill of the Huff Post discusses the impact that communities and spontaneous volunteers have made during Sandy recovery. While this kind of impact is normally unpublicized, O' Neill states that Sandy was a landmark event that brought community involvement to the forefront. Read the article here.

SILIVE.com: Staten Island Businesses Mark 1 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy
Oct 17: Tracey Porpora talks to Sallyann Bartels, new membership coordinator for the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, about a block party for businesses impacted by Sandy as a show of resiliency.  More than 1000 businesses along Hylan Blvd are hosting the block party. The event will also let people know the businesses have been reopened for business. Read here.

NYP: Mom Who Lost Daughter, Husband Gets 1st Sandy Buyout
Oct 11: Staten Islander Patricia Dresch lost her husband, daughter and home during Hurricane Sandy.  The Tottenville resident's home is the first Sandy buyout under the Build It Back program. Continue reading here.

    Other Related Stories


NYP: Pair Busted Over Weapons Stockpile for Terrorists
Oct 10:  Two men residing in Queens were arrested for stockpiling equipment intended to be shipped overseas in support of terrorists. The men were arrested after a three-year investigation into their alleged support of the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Read the full article here.

Governor Cuomo Awards $200M to Meet HHS Needs Resulting from Sandy
Oct 10: Governor Cuomo awarded $200 million in funds to meet health and human service providers and community based organizations following Supertorm Sandy. The funding will help providers cover costs resulting from the storm such as repairs and renovation, unreimbursed expenses and ongoing services to New Yorkers impacted by the storm. The grant will be awarded to 464 organizations pending full documentation of eligible costs. Read the press release here.

ARC: Red Cross Awards Grant to World Cares Center for Sandy Recovery
Oct 10: World Cares Center was awarded a $400,000 grant from the American Red Cross to support long term recovery work in NYC boroughs impacted by Hurricane Sandy. World Cares Center will use the grant to provide training for volunteers involved in recovery work. Read more.

Reuters: After Superstorm Sandy, Some New York Artists Struggle to Come Back
Oct 10: Edith Honan of Reuters talk to NYC artists who lost paintings whose galleries and studios were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.  According to an executive at the Crystal & CO insurance brokerage, insured losses for art total between $400 and $500 million.  Read the article here.

US News: Nyad Ends NY swim, Raises $105K for Sandy Victims

Oct 10: New York native Diana Nyad's 48 hour swim raised more than $105,000 in donations to support Hurricane Sandy victims.  Karen Matthews of the Associated Press interviewed the swimmer and the AmeriCares Foundation, which will distribute the donations. Read more.

Rebuilding Together NYC & the ARC Help Restore Homes Damaged During Sandy
Oct 10: Rebuilding Together NYC, a local nonprofit organization that provides free home repair and modifications for low-income homeowners, with support from the American Red Cross, will be repairing six storm-damaged homes, one community center, and one low-income co-op building in Coney Island on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Read more here.

Crains NY: Major Developer Helps Hurricane Victims
Oct 8: The Executive Vice President of The Related Company speaks to Crain's Joe Renuta about their collaborative efforts with Habitat for Humanity to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  The week-long effort will repair eight single-family homes in New York City. Read more here.

ARC: Red Cross Awards Sandy Grant to Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Oct 8: The American Red Cross has awarded a $721,550 grant to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to support long-term recovery efforts for Staten Islanders.  The foundation will use the funds hire skilled contractors to repair up to 100 homes. Read the full article here.

The Forum Newsgroup: Response to Sandy Fires Suit is ‘Shocking,' Attorney Says
Oct 3: National Grid and LIPA filed a motion to dismiss an $80 million lawsuit that alleges their failure to de-energize the power grid to the Rockaway peninsula before Hurricane Sandy hit caused the residential fire that destroyed about 150 homes.  Read the article here.

Gov. Cuomo Announce Recovery Program to Cover Repairs Due to Earth Movement
Sept 28: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State's Housing Recovery Program will fully compensate homeowners affected by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and Superstorm Sandy for the repair costs of damage to their homes due to ‘earth movement.' Read the full announcement here.

WNYC News: International Relief Charity Opens First U.S. Clinic in Rockaways
Doctors of the World, an international relief group, is opening its first U.S. clinic in the Rockaways. The organization provided medical care following Sandy and decided to open a brick and mortar medical clinic in Rockaway Beach. The clinic will offer free medical services to the uninsured as well as to undocumented residents. Read the full story here.
:: ADVOCACY
NY1: S.I. Renters Being Priced Out In Post-Sandy World, Group Says
Oct 28: Advocacy group highlights the challenges renters are facing in finding affordable housing post-Sandy. Watch the video here.

GJNY: Eye on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Money
Oct 17: Robert Lewis, reporter for WNYC, speaks to advocates who are suing New York City in federal court and alleging the city's emergency plans violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to advocates, the city's response plan inadequately planned for the 900,000 New Yorkers with disability. During the response, many disabled were stuck in high-rise buildings. The case could have major implications nationwide. Read the full article here.

Turn the Tide on Sandy: Action
The Alliance for a Just Rebuilding and allies across NYC's  boroughs will mark the one-year Sandy anniversary with a rally on October 27th. With millions of aid dollars given to New York City, advocates are rallying for the new mayor to work towards a just and equitable rebuild. The group will convene at City Hall across from the Brooklyn Bridge on October 27th at 4pm. Visit here for more information.
:: PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVES
The Essential Emergency Manager
Emergency managers find it challenging to prove their value to elected officials, the tax-paying public and often to other emergency managers. Many do not have an understanding what emergency management is. Watch this short graphic video to understand what the NY-NJ-CT-PA Regional Catastrophic Planning Team is doing and how they are doing it.

ICEBUDDY
ICEBUDDY is a portable survival system that enables ice, water, medication, and emergency supplies to be stored and transported easily. The cooler keeps things cool for up to three days. Click here for more information.
Disaster Preparedness for Soup Kitchens, Pantries
The United Way is offering disaster preparedness trainings for directors of soup kitchens and pantries in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Check out the flyer for more information, and training dates.  Read more here.

New Twitter Alert System
Twitter announced a new system for alerting its users during emergency/disaster situations: "Users who sign up will receive smartphone notifications via the Twitter app as well as SMS text messages from any of several dozen agencies who have signed on to the program." Please note that @NYC OEM, @NotifyNYC, and @FDNY are all participating. Read the full story here.

Traumatic Stress Prevention and Response: Resources for Schools
Children are often directly and indirectly exposed to large-scale traumatic events such as natural disasters and mass casualty incidents as well as more personal instances such as bullying. SAMHSA DTAC has compiled the following resources in awareness of National Bullying Prevention month this October and to help teachers, administrators, and other school staff recognize signs of traumatic stress in children and adolescents and answer children's questions about traumatic incidents:
Disaster Preparedness Smartphone Apps
:: UPCOMING EVENTS
Light the Shore: Staten Island
October 29, 2013, 4:00pm - 7:45pm
SI Boardwalk and Waterfront Closest to Your Home

4:00pm Walk Along the Boardwalk: Sand Lane and Fr. Capodanno Blvd (by the Dolphins)
 
5:00pm Community Supper: Picnic area at Midland and Lincoln Ave.
 
6:30pm Interfaith Service of Remembrance: Boardwalk at Midland & Lincoln Ave.

7:45pm "Light the Shore" Vigil: The waterfront closest to your home.

The Staten Island LTRO welcome all to participate in the community walk, supper, interfaith service, and vigil. 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.


Light Up the Shore: Sheepshead Bay
October 29, 2013, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
2801 Emmons Avenue
Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn

Resurrection Brooklyn Relief invites you to join New Yorkers all across our city as we light a candle in our affected communities to remember the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy making landfall in the NYC area. We will light candles, lanterns, flashlights, etc. at 7:45PM. Please bring your own candle or light source if you can. We will take some time to pray with and for our neighbors before we dismiss. After, stick around to support a local establishment if you can.

Further questions, contact Pastor Brian.


Light Up the Shore: Brooklyn 
October 29, 2013, 7:00pm
On the Shoreline in Your Community

The Brooklyn Long Term Recovery Group invites you to light a candle in your community as we unite across Brooklyn and New York City one year after Superstorm Sandy in remembrance of where we have been and where we are going. For additional information, email BLTRGvicechair@gmail.com or call 718-593-7359 for candles.


Hurricane Sandy One Year Later: Our Climate, Our City, Our Future
October 29, 2013, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St.
NYC, NY

RSVP

Recognizing the opportunity to build a prosperous and inclusive future, the Center for Social Inclusion presents, in collaboration with the Pratt Institute Programs for Sustainable Planning & Development, a series of town hall community conversations in New York City neighborhoods most impacted by Hurricane Sandy - the Lower East Side, Brooklyn and the Rockaways. For more information contact CSI at 212-248-2785 ext 3286 or email info@thecsi.org.

Hurricane Sandy Sustainable Recovery Symposium
October 30, 2013, 8:30am -1:00pm
Centennial Memorial Temple
The Salvation Army Headquarters
120 W14th St.
New York, NY 10011

Register here

The American Red Cross, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York, New York Disaster Interfaith Services and The Salvation Army will host an event entitled Hurricane Sandy Sustainable Recovery Symposium. The symposium will bring together Sandy recovery workers to discuss defining sustainable recovery, recovery resource sharing, building local capacity as well as to connect recovery workers with resources through networking. Speakers will include leaders of the nonprofit, public and philanthropic sectors.


Sandy, One Year Later: Sharing and Preserving Brooklyn's Stories
October 30, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Brooklyn Historical Society & Brooklyn Community Foundation
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Register here

This program seeks to preserve and document the unique experiences of those whose daily lives continue to be impacted in the aftermath of Sandy. Our panel will include a homeowner (Andrea Hodge, Canarsie), NYCHA resident (Rasheed Johnson, a teen living in the Red Hook Houses), business owner (Michael "Buzzy" O'Keeffe from The River Cafe in DUMBO), and one of Coney Island's first responders, all of whom continue to work to help their communities return to a "new normal" post Sandy.  
Behavioral Health System Planning Forums
November 1, 2013, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
DOHMH
2nd Floor Auditorium
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013

Call (347) 396‐7974 to register to attend

The Health Department's Division of Mental Hygiene invites you to attend and give your input at one of our planning forums on how to improve the mental health and substance use service systems for New York City's children, youth, adults and families.

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 here

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.

Care for Caregivers: A Retreat for Rest, Reflection, and Resiliency
November 12, 2013, 8:30am - 4:00pm
Astoria First Presbyterian Church
23-35 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106

Register by emailing pda.callcenter@pcusa.org or calling 866-732-6121

A day for those who have been caring for others since SuperStorm Sandy: Rest, Relax, Reflect and Build Resiliency for Long Term Recovery. You will have an opportunity to tell your own stories, listen to the stories of others, understand common signs of stress, and learn about the essentials of self-care: narrative, community, self-care/relaxation. No charge. Lunch and snacks furnished.

Poor People's Dinner
November 25, 2013, 6:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn
1100 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY

RSVP by 11/18: Call Anita Yuen, 718-448-1544 x163, or email anyuen@projecthospitality.org

Rusty Staub is one of the New York Met's all-time most popular players, and is a 23 year Major League veteran and a six time All Star. Since its creation in 1985, the Rusty Staub Foundation has become synonymous with the motto that has been the driving force behind its commitment: benefiting youth and fighting hunger.  We ask that you bring at least one bag of canned or non-perishable food to stock our food pantry shelves for the coming winter season.

Emergency Preparedness & Building Resilient Communities: A Four-Part Series
January 7, 2014, 9:00am- 1:00pm, Location: TBD
February 18, 2014, 9:00am - 1:00pm, Location: TBD
March 18, 2014, 9:00am - 1:00pm, Location: TBD
April 29, 2014, 9:00am - 1:00pm, Location: TBD

Registration Required - RSVP here 

DOHMH, OEM and CAUSE-NY in conjunction with The Bronx Long-Term Recovery Group Present a Four--Part Series on emergency preparedness.  Participants can attend individual sessions but are encouraged to participate in all four parts of the series.
:: JOBS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Catholic Charities Disaster Case Management

Federal Emergency Management Jobs

New York Cares

NYC Office of Emergency Management

NYC Service - EmergeNYC

National Service (CNCS)

New York Cares

Red Hook Initiative

World Cares Center

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