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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.

We continue to ask your prayers for the victims and survivors of the East Harlem building explosion. NYDIS has been helping meet the unmet needs of those families - please make a donation to support our work.

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,

Rev. 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 Roundtables convene 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 meet in each borough) 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 Voluntary Rebuild Capacity Assessment
The report is a comprehensive assessment of the NYC voluntary sector's rebuild capacity in response to SuperStorm Sandy. Produced by a subcommittee of the Volunteer Management and Construction Coordination Committee of NYC VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), this document forecasts the productivity of voluntary rebuild organizations for 2014, and gives information on who is active in the rebuild effort, what services they provide, and background for understanding the voluntary rebuild effort in New York City. Read Report


NYC Volunteer Group Housing Program Form-Set
This comprehensive culturally and religiously competent form-set was developed to assist potential host sites in housing rebuild volunteers in support of Superstorm Sandy Recovery efforts. The form-set includes two handbooks for host sites and volunteer groups and exhaustively covers a wide range of resources for organizations involved in volunteer housing rebuild.

View or download the VGHP Form Set for Host Sites & Volunteer Groups
NYT: Film at 9/11 Museum Sets Off Clash Over Reference to Islam
For approximately ten years, NYDIS served as the convener of the Interfaith Advisory Group to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Last fall, this group was invited to tour the new complex and screen its principle teaching video documenting the history Al Qaeda as the violent Muslim extremists who carried out the terrorist attacks. Although the film was vetted by a small group of academics, as allies and Museum stakeholders we felt that the video blurred the distinction between Al-Qaeda and Islam in general. We recommended clearer definitions and more specific context. Our concern was that uninformed young students and those who already assumed Islam was broadly responsible could come away with misunderstandings or a renewed anti-Muslim bias. While a change in some terminology and an edit to the video were preferred, we were willing to compromise, asking for the addition of a simple context statement at the beginning of the film or posted near the video screen. This would ensure an accurate historical narrative and mitigate the potential for bias and bullying. Read more

Some of the Coverage to Date:

Original New York Times Article – Sharon Otterman
CNN – Sharon Otterman Interview
CNN Jake Tapper Show
New York Daily News
NewJersey.Com
Fox News
Commentary Magazine
Jihad Watch
American Power Blog
Pamela Geller
NYDIS Welcomes New Unmet Needs Roundtable Staff
We are pleased to announce two additions to our SuperStorm Sandy recovery staff.
Biana Lupa, MSW, new Program Director for the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable,
joined the staff on April 21, 2014 and served as a Disaster Case Management Program Supervisor at her previous place of employment. Noah Hargett, MA, new Moderator for the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable, joined the staff on April 14, 2014. He comes to NYDIS from Lutheran Family Health Center where he most recently served as Project Hope Program Manager. Mr. Hargett also formerly served as Program Manager of 9/11 Recovery Programs for Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York.

NYDIS is Seeking NYC Congregations to Host 2014 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
Mayor Announces New Job-Creation Plan with Faith in New York
Apr 17: Mayor de Blasio's plan to overhaul Sandy recovery includes a job-creation initiative in partnership with Faith in New York and community organizations. The Mayor committed to creating economic opportunity and job pathways for New Yorkers to repair and rebuild their own neighborhoods. The faith community applauded the Mayor's commitment and look forward to collaborating with him to make it a reality. Read announcement here.

HP: Desperately Seeking Sandy Response
Mar 26: In a recent blog post, Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin, board member with Faith in New York, expresses dismay on the priority level she feels Mayor de Blasio has given Superstorm Sandy recovery. In addition to rebuilding plans, Rabbi Bodzin would like to see a plan for local jobs creation. Read more of the blog post here.

DN: Sandy-Marked Ordination for Rockaway Rabbi
Mar 20: After only two months on the job, Rabbi Tsvi Selengut was thrust into leading Congregation Ohab Zedek on the long road to recovery following Superstorm Sandy. He  led fundraising campaigns for almost a year before the congregation was able to return to their building. More than 16 months after Sandy, Rabbi Selengut received his ordination. New York Daily News' Tobias Salinger speaks to Rabbi Selengut about the last 16 months and his ordination. Read more

PDA: New Videos on Church-Based Volunteer Host Sites
The Presbytery of New York City and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) have supported Superstorm Sandy response and recovery efforts since the disaster, working together to facilitate the hosting of volunteer work teams in New York. In 2013, PDA had 3,022 volunteers register through the National Call Center and anticipate more in 2014.  PDA has completed the "Overview of Church-Based Host Sites" and the first part of their emotional and spiritual care series for volunteers.  You can view their video "Overview of Church-Based Volunteer Host Sites " here.
:: NYC RECOVERY NEWS & RESOURCES
World Trade Center Health Program
The World Trade Center Health Program provides free monitoring and treatment of medical and mental health illnesses related to the September 11th terrorist attacks. The program supports responders, survivors, residents, and students, who worked, volunteered, lived, or attended school at or near the World Trade Center. In addition to traditional first responders, this includes disciplines such as case managers, crisis counselors, faith-based volunteers, and other community based responders who were exposed to the disaster recovery sites in NYC, at the Pentagon in Virginia, or on the field in Shanksville, PA at the time of 9/11. If you or someone you know may be eligible, please visit our website, email , or call 1.888.982.4748. 

FEMA Proof of Loss: Deadline Extended 6 Months-Until 10/28/2014
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Oct. 1 that it has extended the deadline for filing Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) proof-of-loss claims for a second time.

Enterprise Community Partners RFP: Deadline 5/11/2014
As part of their ongoing commitment to develop and preserve affordable housing and sustainable communities, Enterprise's New York office is releasing a Request for Proposals for pass-through grant funding made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 4 grant program. The purpose of this grant funding is to support and improve the capacity and production of community housing development organizations (CHDOs) and community development corporations (CDCs). For more information, click here.
RECOVERY RESOURCES

NY State, Sandy Disaster Case Management Referral Line: 855-258-0483

Resource Guides and Websites


Friends of Firefighters (FoF)
Friends of Firefighters is dedicated to addressing the physical, mental health, and wellness needs of New York City's firefighters and their families. Their ongoing mission is to provide long-term support and services through confidential counseling, wellness services, and other assistance required by firefighters and their families. When disaster strikes and affects the FDNY firefighting community, FoF coordinates immediate assistance where needed. Long term support continues, through counseling and wellness services. For more information, click here or call 718-643-0980.

High Socks for Hope
High Socks for Hope's mission is to lend support to charities and organizations helping those affected by tragedies and to provide humanitarian services for individuals in need. Disaster Case Managers should contact the organization via the web to inquire on the forms of assistance available for clients.

New York - Free Disaster Assistance Legal Clinics
If you have any questions related to FEMA, food stamps, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, small business issues, and landlord-tenant matters as a result of Superstorm Sandy, visit this calendar to learn about daily legal clinics that may be going on in your area.

The Salvation Army Rockaway Peninsula Clothing Program
In response to the growing need for clothing assistance in the Rockaway Peninsula, The Salvation Army will be offering clothing assistance to low-income Hurricane Sandy survivors living in the Rockaway Peninsula. This clothing assistance will be in the form of Burlington Coat Factory Gift Cards. Only disaster case managers (DCM) may apply on behalf of their clients. The maximum assistance is $500 per household; the amount awarded is based on households' need. Applications and documentation must be received by May 9th. For more information, email the Salvation Army. 

MOIA: Guide to Disaster Assistance Services for Immigrant New Yorkers
This guide provides detailed information about the types of federal, state and local disaster assistance services available and about where clients can go to access those services. Although some of the resources are restricted to individuals or households with lawful immigration status, there are many services available to all New Yorkers impacted by the storm. The goal of this guide is to help you better understand the disaster assistance services for which clients may be eligible, as well as the steps to take to connect them to those services. Access the guide here.

HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies
HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.  View the list of agencies in NY in the Sandy-affected counties here.
Ongoing Support Services to Survivors of E. Harlem Building Collapse
Following the event on March 12, the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City began raising funds to provide direct support for individuals and families in need, as well as coordinating a programmatic response with key service partners. Now, program partner Safe Horizon and other experienced community-based organizations that have deep ties in the area as well as robust social service capabilities are focused on providing those touched by the tragedy with the resources needed to rebuild their lives and heal the community. To contribute or for additional information about the Mayor's Funds, click here or call 311. 

NYC.GOV: Mayor de Blasio Announces Sandy Property Tax Relief Legislation
Apr 23: Mayor de Blasio joined Governor Andrew Cuomo in Albany to announce state legislation that would provide vital property tax relief to New York City homeowners who rebuilt or repaired their homes after Hurricane Sandy and who are facing a large increase in their property tax bills in City Fiscal Year (CFY) 2015. The legislation, which has broad bipartisan support, would lower a homeowner's property tax liability for CFY 2015 to the pre-storm, CFY 2013 amount. Read the full press release

Related Articles

WSJ: More Than $1 Billion in Superstorm Sandy Aid Could Leave Region
Apr 20: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is considering spending $1 Billion of remaining aid set aside to rebuild homes in New Jersey and New York on other disasters. HUD announced a proposal for a national resilience competition to distribute $1 - $2 billion to other areas experiencing disasters. Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto and Josh Dawsey reports on New York elected officials and New York City advocates about the announcement. Continue here


NYC OEM: 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan Final Approval and Adoption
Apr 18: The New York City Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with the Department of City Planning, announced the final approval and adoption of the 2014 New York City Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).  Following the approval by New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and FEMA, Mayor De Blasio signed Executive Order No. 3, formally adopting the 2014 HMP on April 15, 2014. For information about the HMP, click here.

NYC.Gov: de Blasio Administration Releases Comprehensive Sandy Report
Apr 17: The de Blasio administration today released a comprehensive diagnostic report on the city's response to Hurricane Sandy, including an extensive set of recommendations to provide financial relief to homeowners and businesses and engage communities directly in the rebuilding process. Read the full press release here.

Full Report: Report on NYC Response to Hurricane Sandy/Path Forward

WSJ: Madelaine Chocolate Co. Seeks Cash to Stay in Rockaways
Apr 15: Madelaine Chocolate Co., once one of the largest employers in Rockaway, is seeking $10 million in federal funds for machinery replacement and repair needed to fully reopen. The company is currently employing 76, down from 200 before the storm. Wall Street Journal's Mara Gay speaks to Madelaine's chief executive and president of the New York City Economic Development Corp. about the needs of businesses impacted by Sandy. Read more

DN: Coney Island Teen Displaced by Sandy Headed to West Point Prep School
Apr 13: Coney Island teenager Von Grant was displaced from his home for 6 months by Superstorm Sandy. Despite the devastation, the teen was determined to reach his academic goal of serving in the army and working in military intelligence. He received acceptance letters into eight colleges but chose West Point. Read more

LG: State to Issue New Emergency Management License Plates to Responders
Apr 7: The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has announced it will begin issuing emergency management license plates to local government and agencies. The measure is one of many aimed at increasing emergency preparedness in the state following a number of disasters the past years. Legislative Gazette's Matthew Dondiego reports how this initiative, and others, will strengthen response efforts statewide. Continue here

SIL: Graham Beach Residents to Qualify for Enhanced State Buyouts
Apr 5: The New York State Office of Storm Recovery expanded its NY Rising Housing Recovery Program to include Graham Beach. The news came days after five communities united under the umbrella of the Enhanced Buyout Committee met to discuss pushing Governor Cuomo to announce answers on their buy-out applications. Read more  

Related Articles
TO: DHS Study of Occupy Sandy Gets Mixed Reviews
Apr 2: The Department of Homeland Security produced a report, "The Resilient Social Network," on Occupy Sandy's Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. Although the report praises the group, many have mixed feeling over the report. Truthout's Thomas Hintze speaks to 
activists Pamela Brown and Tamara Shapiro about their concerns with the report. Continue here

Report: The Resilient Social Network

WSJ: Long Line for Pipeline Replacement After East Harlem Explosion
Apr 1: Pieces of pipe near the location of the East Harlem explosion are slated for repair by Consolidated Edison Inc. (ConEd).  It has not been determined if a gas leak caused the explosion, but an NTSB spokesperson says the agency hasn't ruled anything out at this point.  ConEd says the pipes slated for replacement are not necessarily connected with a  leak. Wall Street Journal 's Andrew Tangel speaks to ConEd about the pipeline replacement project. Continue here

CBS: De Blasio Announces Changes to Sandy Recovery, Appoints Rebuilding Team
Mar 29: Mayor de Blasio announced the reallocation of $100 million to fund rebuild efforts and a new planning team to head up the city's recovery efforts. Amy Peterson is Director of the Housing Recovery Office and Daniel Zarrilli will serve as director of the Office of Recovery and Resiliency. De Blasio joined Sen. Charles Schumer in the Rockaways, where many residents are still displaced, to announce the new initiatives. Read more  

Related Articles


DNA: Special Permit Aims at Speeding Up Demolition of Sandy-Damaged Homes
Mar 26: New York's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued permits in an effort to speed up demolition of homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The permit only applies to homes within 100 feet of DEC regulated freshwater wetlands. DNAInfo's Nicholas Rizzi reports on the new streamlined process here.
:: ADVOCACY
NDN: City Controller Launching audit of Build it Back Rebuilding Program
Apr 17: City Controller Scott Stringer is launching an audit of the city's Build It Back program due to the lack of progress. With over 20,000 homes on the waiting list, only six homes have been rebuilt. The City Controller announced the plan to hold town hall meetings to hear from homeowners in Coney Island, Lower Manhattan, Rockaway and Staten Island. Daily News' Lisa Colangelo speaks to Stringer and homeowners who were able to secure rebuild assistance from volunteer rebuild groups. Read more

NYT: New York Drops Unit That Spied on Muslims
Apr 15: The New York Police Department (NYPD) has ended the surveillance program of Muslims and Muslim neighborhoods. The Demographic Unit was created to map communities within and outside the city. Two federal lawsuits continue to challenge the NYPD's tactics. Stephen Davis, the department spokesman, stated "In the future, we will gather that information, if necessary, through direct contact between the police precincts and the representatives of the communities they serve." New York Times' Apuzzo and Goldstein speaks to Muslim community leaders and advocates about the recent announcement. Read more

Mayor's Statement on NYPD Demographics Unit

NBC: FBI Investigates FEMA Flood Map Changes After NBC Report
Mar 27: The FBI has launched an investigation of changes in FEMA flood maps that benefit waterfront properties and million-dollar homes. A NBC report details more than 500 instances where flood map changes saved owners more than 97% on premiums. NBC's investigative reporter Bill Dedman reports on the rezoned properties. Continue here 

AJR Report: How Sandy Rebuilding Can Reduce Inequality in NYC
This Alliance for a Just Rebuilding report outlines concrete ways in which Mayor de Blasio and city leaders can ensure that no New Yorker is left behind during Sandy rebuilding. It offers guidance and  recommendations for how Mayor de Blasio can make good on his promise of ensuring that the Sandy rebuilding process helps create a more just and equitable New York City. Read the report here.

Homes Underwater: Forbearance Alternatives for Sandy-Affected Homeowners
In the wake of Sandy, many lenders publicized programs offering homeowners some form of forbearance for mortgage payments.  This White Paper examines the application and utility of forbearance periods for post-disaster homeowner communities. Access the report here.

Report: Weathering the Storm: Rebuilding a More Resilient NYCHA
This New York City Housing Authority report uses data from 600 surveys, interviews, and background research to reveal some of the major issues that NYCHA residents have faced since Hurricane Sandy, such as slow and inadequate repairs, malfunctioning boilers, mold and a lack of job opportunities. The report offers practical and effective solutions that the new NYCHA Chair and City leadership can use as a road map as they partner with community based organizations to assess how to spend Sandy related funds, revise NYCHA's emergency procedures, and consider broader NYCHA reforms. To learn more about the report, click here.
:: PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVES
America's PrepareAthonNational Day of Action 
In support of Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-8), National Preparedness, America's PrepareAthon! is launching its first national day of action this year on April 30, 2014. Targeting the grassroots level, America's PrepareAthon! is a nation-wide campaign to encourage the public to practice specific preparedness actions. Communities are better prepared to withstand an emergency and recover more quickly if everyone is involved. To register click here

NYC DOHMH: Bystander Training
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is offering a new course, the Bystander Training, to community groups of 10 or more.  The training is a three-hour course designed to educate the average citizen about explosions and actions they may be able to take to save lives. The goal of the course is to help "bystanders" understand their own capabilities and how they may be able to assist during an emergency. Course training can be provided at your organization or at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  If you or your organization is interested in this course, or if you would like to receive more information about it, please contact Danielle Whittaker.

Resilient Response - Community Readiness and Response Exercise Series
This series of nationwide neighborhood / community readiness and responses exercises is sponsored by the HandsOn Network and the Points of Light. The series is designed as an opportunity for neighborhood and community leaders to bring residents together to work through the various preparedness actions and response activities associated with natural disasters. For more information, click here.

We Are New York: "The Storm" Episode
Check out "The Storm!", a 25 minute episode of the We Are New York series geared towards English-language learners (ELL). The episode focuses on emergency preparedness and access to city resources during emergencies and will be accompanied by various learning materials for beginner and intermediate English language learners. "The Storm" and study guide are available to view or download here. If you are interested in learning more about this project or ordering a toolkit to use these materials in your outreach, please contact Emily Accamando via email.

Apps for Disaster Mental Health Responders
New York DMH Responders recommends a number of free or inexpensive apps that may be used for DMH responders. Some are mental-health-specific and others are focused on emergency preparedness.

Provider Resilience
Offered by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, Provider
Resilience allows you to assess your burnout, secondary traumatic stress and
compassion fatigue in a quick and easy app. Provider Resilience also allows
you to keep track of how long it's been since you've had a day off and can
give you tips on coping and maintaining compassion satisfaction. Download on Android and iTunes.

Responder Self Care
Released by University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Responder Self
Care helps you keep track of your wellness as you respond to a disaster. From
the app's description: "This mobile app aids those deployed to emergency
response events in maintaining their own physical, emotional, and social
well-being." It provides checklists for before, during, and after deployment
that help responders pack for deployment, take care of daily needs, maintain
important relationships, reflect on experiences, and more." Download on Android and iTunes.

Tactical Breather
Another app created by the National Center for Telehealth and
Technology, Tactical Breather is an app that allows the user to practice
breathing in a way that lowers their arousal levels. It is useful in both disaster and
other clinical settings to help an individual maintain calm. Download on Android and iTunes.


:: UPCOMING EVENTS
Emergency Preparedness & Building Resilient Communities: A Four-Part Series
April 29, 2014, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: TBA

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.

Building Sustainable Disaster Networks: Resource and Support Exchange
April 30, 2014, 9:00am - 12:30pm
American Red Cross Greater New York
520 W 49th St
New York, NY 10019

Register here

The Resource and Support Exchange will provide 1) Critical guidance on capacity building and sustainability for Disaster Networks, 2) Best practices presented by experienced Emergency Managers and 3) Opportunities to learn about and connect to local and national organizations providing technical support and resources.

Sandy Oversight Town Hall
April 30, 2014, 7:00 pm - 9:00pm
Bay House
500 Bayside Drive
Breezy Point, NY 11697

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and other elected officials invite you to a Sandy Oversight Town Hall. Come share your questions and concerns, and talk to your neighbors and elected officials about Sandy recovery.

Sandy Technical Assistance Workshop
May 4, 2014, 2:00pm
St. Mary Star of the Sea
1920 New Haven Ave
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Are you still in need of support or guidance after Sandy? Come to a workshop on available resources for recovery, recommendations on working with contractors, and suggestions for saving money through energy-efficient rebuild measures.
Various recovery organizations will be available to provide information and assistance after the workshop.

Mental Health First Aid - New Date!
May 7, 2014, 8:30am - 5:00pm
The Salvation Army Rockaway Recovery Office
1836 Cornaga Ave.
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Register via email 

Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches you how to help persons developing a mental illness or in a crisis. Mental Health First Aid teaches you: 1) Signs of addictions and mental illnesses, 2) 5-step action plan to assess a situation and help reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders, 3) Local resources and where to turn for help.

Training Courses and Webinars - Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network
Point of Dispensing Webinar - May 7, 2014, 9:30am
Resource Request and Data Gathering Webinar - June 4, 2014, 9:30am

RSVP here

The Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN) has developed a comprehensive training schedule for New York City's primary care centers. These courses have been designed to develop and enhance staff knowledge around some of the basic core competencies of emergency management. Please note that you do not need to be a PCEPN member to participate.

Core Principles of Trauma-Informed Care: The Essentials
May 15, 2014, 9:00am - 3:30pm
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012

RSVP here

This full-day conference is the first in an ongoing workshop series about evidence-based trauma treatments.  The program will expose participants to the essentials of trauma, including: defining trauma and trauma in the recovery process; examining the neurobiological implications of trauma; exploring EBP and emerging interventions; and looking at aspects of evidence-informed care in different populations

MASNYC Roundtable: Engaging the Tech Community in Resilience Building
May 15, 2014, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Urban Future Lab
15 MetroTech Center, 19th Floor,
Brooklyn NY 11201

To RSVP please contact Aisha Brown via email by Friday, May 9, 2014.

This month we are inviting leaders from the entrepreneur and tech community to introduce their work and background, and help to inform a broader discussion around how we engage this community in resilience. This roundtable will provide a forum for strategic discussion and problem solving amongst practitioners seeking to address the resilience and livability challenges of our city.

2014 Resilience Speaker Series: Flood Resilient Code
May 23, 2014, 9:30am - 11:30am
Enterprise Community Partners
1 Whitehall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Register here

Sign Up to Participate by Webex

Join us in a discussion with representatives from New York City agencies and others on the new resilient building and zoning codes that were enacted in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

2014 Volunteer Fair
May 29, 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Park Slope Armory YMCA
361 15th Street
Corner of 8th Avenue and 15th Street
Brooklyn, NY

This is a prime opportunity for local organizations to promote volunteer opportunities.  There is no charge for participating organizations. All that's needed to secure a table is your volunteer contact name, his or her email address, and phone number. If your organization is interested in participating, contact the organizer via email or phone at 718-788-7221. 

2014 Healthcare Coalition EM Workshop: The Armed Aggressor
June 5, 2014, 7:30am - 4:30pm
Genesee Community College
1 College Rd
Conable Technology Building  
Batavia, NY 14020

Register here

Armed Aggressor/Active Shooter events in healthcare, campus and corporate settings have spiked in recent years. The 2014 WNY Healthcare Coalition Emergency Management Workshop agenda is dedicated towards preparing organizations for the unthinkable.

2014 Resilience Speaker Series: Flood Mitigation Solutions for Property Perimeters
June 19, 2014, 9:30am - 11:30am
Enterprise Community Partners
1 Whitehall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Register to Attend

Sign Up to Participate by WebEx

In this installment of Enterprise's Resiliency Speaker Series, we will review preventative measures that can be put in place on a property's perimeter to mitigate flood damage to affordable multifamily properties.

2014 Resilience Speaker Series: Resident Engagement for Seniors During Disasters
July 18 2014, 9:30am - 11:30am
Enterprise Community Partners
1 Whitehall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Register to Attend

Sign Up to Participate by WebEx

This installment of Enterprise's Resiliency Speaker Series will feature a discussion on how affordable multifamily housing providers that serve seniors can strengthen resident engagement and preparedness for their most vulnerable residents.
:: JOBS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Alliance for Coney Island


Bridge Street Development Corporation
Catholic Charities Disaster Case Management
Federal Emergency Management Jobs
Habitat NYC
HEPCO
Make the Road New York 
Mennonite Disaster Services
Met Council Disaster Case Management
National Service (CNCS)
Neighborhood Housing Services  
New York Cares
New York City Transit
NYC DOHMH
NYC Office of Emergency Management
NYC Medical Reserve Corp
NYC Service   
Queens Community House
St. Bernard Project
Strategic Investment Group
World Cares Center
:: MAKE A GIFT TO NYDIS
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