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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.

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Faithfully,

Rev. Ruth Yoder Wenger, Executive Vice President

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:: NYDIS NEWS
NYDIS Sandy Recovery Resources

On-Line NYC Sandy Recovery Guide (with Widgets)


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 Volunteer Group Housing Program (VGHP): Form-Sets
NYDIS supports and coordinates out-of-state volunteer groups seeking housing and Sandy rebuild organizations for them to volunteer with during their stay.

To secure housing or find a place to volunteer, call 212-669-6100 or email the VGHP

A comprehensive culturally and religiously competent form-set to assist potential host sites in housing rebuild volunteers in support of Superstorm Sandy Recovery efforts 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.

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NYDIS Seeks Housing Coordinator for NYC Sandy Temporary Rental Program (STRP)
The Housing Coordinator will report to the STRP Manager and will be based at the NYDIS office in midtown Manhattan. The position includes 50% office time and 50% in the field and some weekend/evening hours. The STRP Housing Coordinator will:: Search for rental properties city-wide for placing Hurricane Sandy impacted homeowners who need short-term rentals during home rebuild or elevation; inspect rental properties to determine safety and appropriate condition for client housing; coordinate with community stakeholders to generate and retain housing stock for STRP; collaborate with the STRP Manager to assist in the placement of clients in temporary housing; serve as a "Housing Recovery Resources" subject-matter expert to Disaster Case Managers; assist in screening all STRP applications to the Roundtable; and track grant distributions and client documentation with donors and/or NYDIS finance staff.


NYDIS Seeks Rental Units for Sandy Temporary Rental Program
The Sandy Temporary Rental Program (STRP), administered by NYDIS in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations (HRO), supports the unmet temporary rental housing needs of under-resourced Sandy-impacted homeowners who are being required by Build it Back to vacate for construction or elevation. The STRP is seeking to identify rental units for short-term rental (6-12 months) for clients who need to vacate their homes for construction or elevation. The following neighborhoods are a priority to ensure that even though families are displaced from their homes, they are not displaced from their communities: Brooklyn - Brighton Beach, Canarsie, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, and Sheepshead Bay; Queens - Arverne, Edgemere, Broad Channel, Breezy Pont, Far Rockaway - Bayswater; Staten Island - Cedar Grove, Midland Beach, New Dorp Beach, South Beach. Email inquiries and/or complete the checklist below and submit to  unmetneeds@nydis.org.

NYDIS Chief Response Officer Appointed to NYC Hurricane Sandy Recovery Task Force
NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently appointed Peter B. Gudaitis, NYDIS' Chief Response Officer, to the newly created New York City Hurricane Sandy Charitable Organization and House of Worship Recovery Task Force. In January 2016 the task force was empaneled and has begun its work to document the impact of Sandy on NYC Non-profits and Houses of Worship and to make recommendations on preparedness and resilience strategies and policy in support of whole-community resilience. The six-month research and reporting functions of the Task Force are being managed by the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency. NYDIS would like to thank NYC Council Member Mark Treyger for his leadership in creating this task force.


NYDIS' DOHMH Contract: Public Health Emergency Faith-based Sector Needs Assessment
In January 2016, under the direction of NYC DOHMH and Public Health Solutions, NYDIS started our contract to conduct a needs assessment of the Public Health Emergency readiness of NYC congregations, Religious (Judicatory) Bodies and Faith-based Non-Profits. The six-month project will be managed by the DOHMH Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR). Please be on the lookout for surveys. Any faith-based organizations wishing to host a needs assessment focus group to document the specific capabilities or preparedness needs of their faith community or faith-based network should contact info@nydis.org.

NYDIS' DOHMH Contract: Building Faith-based Sector Public Health Emergency Capacity
In February 2016, NYDIS was awarded a $100,000 contract from NYC DOHMH to build and strengthen relationships within the NYC faith-based sector, facilitate on-going dialogue with faith-based organizations, adapt existing DOHMH templates for emergency planning, and better connect NYC congregations, religious (judicatory) bodies and faith-based non-profit organizations with the disaster and public health emergency response structure. The eighteen-month project will be managed by the DOHMH Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR).

NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Passes $12M in Assistance Awards
The NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable (UNR), as of February, has awarded over $12 million in assistance to Hurricane Sandy survivors through emergency cash assistance, recovery grants and discounted/tax-free building supplies to eligible survivor households. The UNR continues to gather 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.
:: FAITH COMMUNITY NEWS
JCC of Greater Coney Island Opens 5th Service Division on Community Support Systems
At its recent monthly meeting, the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI) resolved to inaugurate a 5th service division for JCCGCI focused on "Community Support Systems." This division will focus primarily on the southern Brooklyn neighborhoods adjacent to where JCCGCI's central offices are located, offering a Cure Violence Program, a Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) Program, a NY Rising Community Centers Program, and a Housing Preservation Initiative (HPI) Program. Read more.

NYC Emergency Management Releases "Resolve to Be Ready" Calendar for 2016
The Resolve to Be Ready calendar released by NYC Emergency Management encourages preparedness through regular reminders broken out into small, simple steps. The calendar can be synced with Outlook, iCal, or Google Calendar or downloaded in a PDF version. In addition, NYCEM encourages New Yorkers to sign up for Notify NYC, the City of New York's official emergency communications program. By signing up, you will receive important information on local emergencies, from severe weather to street closures to public health. Sync the calendar here.

Community Space Survey Released by NYC Emergency Management
The Community Space Survey is critical to helping the City prepare for emergencies and reach out to its communities. Organizations citywide are encouraged to participate. The purpose of the Survey is to identify spaces in a community that could potentially support the City's emergency operations or be used for community outreach events. (Providing information on a community space does not guarantee that it will be used in an emergency.) All information will be kept strictly confidential. Complete the survey here. For any questions, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact intergov@oem.nyc.gov.
:: NYC RECOVERY NEWS & RESOURCES
RECOVERY RESOURCES

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

Resource Guides and Websites
- Catholic Charities-DCMP Resource Guide
- NYDIS Recovery Resource Guide
- JCC Staten Island Connect to Recovery Resources Guide  


National Flood Mitigation Resource List
FEMA's National Flood Insurance Resource List contains links to important information for property owners, notifications on Increased Cost of Compliance, FEMA flood hazard data, outlines of Community Rating System qualifications, and other details. The full resource list can be found here.

Counseling Support for Build it Back Applicants
Build it Back offers counseling referrals to eligible applicants who may need additional assistance moving their application forward. The Build it Back Counseling Partners are experts in housing, financial and legal issues with experience working in affected communities. They can work with clients one-on-one to resolve tough challenges related to their applications. Counseling is provided at no cost to individuals who are eligible and registered. Find out more here.

Free Mental Health Services for Children and Teens in Sandy-Affected Areas
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) offers free mental health services available for children and adolescents living in the Rockaways, South Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Mental health evaluation and treatment will be provided at no cost through the NYC Child and Adolescent Resiliency Enhancement Services (NYC CARES) program. The NYC CARES program is available at Coney Island Hospital, St. John's Episcopal Hospital for residents of the Rockaways and at the Staten Island Mental Health Society for Staten Island residents. To learn more, call 311 or click here.

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Changes
NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency offers resources on flood risk, FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map updates, and flood insurance purchase requirements here. NYC residents can also learn about their flood risk at  floodhelpny.org, a project of the Association of NYC Neighborhoods.

Disaster Assistance Resource
FEMA's Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) has set up a website (DisasterAssistance.gov) to help survivors navigate the disaster recovery process. DAIP helps survivors by shortening the time required to apply for assistance and reducing the number of forms that need to be completed. Survivors can also upload documents, check the status of their application, and access information and resources, all through the website.

FEMA Recoupment
Make the Road New York's Legal Department is working with families in handling their FEMA recoupment. Clients in Staten Island can call the Midland Beach office at (718) 987-5503 or the Port Richmond office at (718) 727-1222.

9/11 Health Benefits
People exposed to the stew of toxins released when the World Trade Center collapsed on 9/11 can still apply for health benefits. Tens of thousands of workers, volunteers and residents who believe they are suffering from 9/11-related illnesses have until 2016 to apply for the health care they need and deserve under the World Trade Center Health Program. To apply click here or call 855-4WTC-AID.
DEADLINES SBA Reopens Disaster Loan Applications for Sandy-Impacted Residents to December 1, 2016
Effective December 2, 2015, the recently approved Recovery Improvements for Small Entities (RISE) After Disaster Act of 2015 gives the SBA Administrator the authority to make disaster loans for Superstorm Sandy for a period of one year. The bill authorizes SBA to revise the disaster deadline for major Presidential declarations for Superstorm Sandy in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.  Additionally, SBA will be accepting applications under its related agency declarations for North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Virginia, West Virginia and certain counties in Maryland. The new filing deadline for physical damage and economic injury losses is December 1, 2016.
Schumer Slams Obama for Proposed NYC Anti-Terror Cuts
February 15: Sen. Charles Schumer launched an attack on President Obama for proposed budget cuts that would deal a blow to local counterterrorism efforts. Schumer called the proposed 2017 budget, which calls for slashes to the Urban Area Security Initiative from $600 million to $330 million, a "punch in the gut" to law enforcement working in anti-terrorism. " UASI is the lifeblood of New York's anti-terror programs and funds the massive terror prevention program for downtown Manhattan and its expansion into Times Square and Midtown," he said. "The president in general has been very good on security, but this is a serious mistake." A bulk of the localized anti-terror funding goes to New York City, with support increasing from fiscal year 2012 to 2015 from $151.6 to $180.9 million by 2015. Read more.

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Triples Payments in 2015
February 10: The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund said it has offered financial support to nearly 6,000 victims' families and first responders who became sick because of 9/11 in the past year. An annual report released by the VCF Tuesday says that's nearly triple the number of payments the fund awarded the year before. Sheila Birnbaum, who manages the fund, said that VCF worked urgently to process claims last year. She said VCF saw more claimants applying because the fund was set to expire in October. Congress voted to fund the program for the next five years in December. "We're very happy that has taken place and that, instead of being in shutdown mode, we can now pay the claimants their full awards and we will be open over the next 5 years to pay additional claimants," she said. Read more.

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund – Fourth Annual Status Report
The Victim Compensation Fund's (VCF) fourth Annual Status Report includes an update on the status of all claims processed by the VCF and highlights the substantial efforts of the team in rendering nearly 6,000 compensation determinations in 2015. The report also notes the efforts employed in 2015 to prepare the VCF for closure, which were then re-directed to address the requirements of the reauthorized program. The determination of Congress to reauthorize the VCF recognizes the importance of the Fund's ongoing work for the 9/11 community, the success of their efforts to-date, and the great need to continue to provide compensation to those who suffered physically and financially as a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks and debris removal. Read more.

Warmer Oceans Could Produce More Powerful, Destructive Superstorms
January 22: Hurricane Sandy became the second costliest hurricane to hit the United States when it blew ashore in October 2012, killing 159 people and inflicting $71 billion in damage. Informally known as a "superstorm" after it made landfall, Sandy was so destructive largely because of its unusual size and track. After moving north from the tropical waters where it spawned, Sandy turned out to sea before hooking back west, growing in size and crashing head-on into the East Coast, gaining strength when it merged with an eastbound mid-latitude storm. A new study led by the University of Maryland's Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) suggests that a warmer Atlantic Ocean could substantially boost the destructive power of a future superstorm like Sandy. Read more.

NYT: New York City to Get $176 Million from U.S. for Storm Protections
January 18: NYC may soon be one step closer to building a new flood protection system around Lower Manhattan to guard against another storm like Hurricane Sandy. Senator Schumer said that the city would be awarded $176 million in federal funding for the proposed project, through a national contest created by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help communities recover from disasters and better prepare for them. The money would be used to help fortify a stretch of shoreline from Montgomery Street on the Lower East Side to the northern tip of Battery Park City. Specific measures have not yet been determined, but could include adding sea walls and temporary flood walls that could be deployed before a storm, and building grass berms that could double as recreational areas. Read more.

NY City Council Oversight Hearing: Recovery of the City's Hospitals from Superstorm Sandy
The Committee on Recovery and Resiliency jointly with the Committee on Health will hold a hearing on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the 16th Floor Committee Room, 250 Broadway, New York, NY regarding the recovery of the City's hospitals from Superstorm Sandy.

CNN: El Niño's Effect this Winter Slated to Break Records
January 6: Evidence suggests this year's winter could be one of the most heavily affected by El Niño on record. This year's El Niño weather event-characterized by warming waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean-is already one of the three strongest ever recorded, and it could even rival the intensity of the record 1997 event that wreaked worldwide weather havoc, from mudslides in California to fires in Australia. Historically, a strong El Niño has affected NYC weather in different ways. The last two winters that had very strong El Ni ños were 1997 and 1982. While 1997 had a record low of 5 inches of snow, 1982 brought a heavy blizzard to NYC in April with 10 inches of snow. Read more.

Report Paints Picture of Disaster-Philanthropy Landscape
According to a new report published by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and the Foundation Center, the largest 1,000 foundations in the U.S. made $116.9 million in disaster-related grants in 2013, with the Bill & Melinda Gates, Rockefeller, and Margaret A. Cargill foundations topping the list of contributors. Smaller foundations, charities, and international grant makers contributed another $60.1 million. The 2015 Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy report expands on an inaugural report released last year and was published in conjunction with online interactive and mapping tools to help grant makers track how and where disaster philanthropy dollars are being spent around the globe. Read more.

Mayor's Fund Releases Request for Proposals from Community-Based Organizations 
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, with the assistance of the Center for Economic Opportunity and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is releasing a funding opportunity through the Connections to Care Request for Proposals. The Mayor's Fund is seeking proposals from qualified 501(c)(3) community-based organizations, in partnership with licensed mental health providers, to implement the Connections to Care model for at-risk populations. Read more here

NYC Emergency Management's New Website
NYC Emergency Management's Communications Team released a new and improved NYC Emergency Management website. The website, designed to provide a more accessible, streamlined, and enhanced user experience, can be accessed by visiting www1.nyc.gov.

American Red Cross Launches the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
The American Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years with the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. The Red Cross is asking every household in America to take two simple steps that can save lives: checking or installing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home. Join the campaign as a volunteer by contacting a local Red Cross chapter. Learn more.
:: ADVOCACY
House Passes Bill to Give 9/11 Memorial $25M a Year
February 14: The US House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at awarding up to $25 million a year to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The bill designates the twin pools at the site of the fallen Twin Towers, where the names of 9/11 victims are engraved on bronze panels, as a national memorial. It also sets up a seven-year grant program - the first time federal funds would go for operations, officials said. The bill passed 387 to 12, despite opposition by the Obama administration, which said it would have no control over how the money is spent, and some 9/11 family members who contend the memorial and museum should be run by the National Park Service, not the private nonprofit foundation chaired by former Mayor Bloomberg. Read more.

It is NYDIS' position that some in the Museum's leadership continue to perpetuate an Islamophobic hate speech narrative – including misleading and inaccurate exhibit content about Muslim extremism. We also remain deeply troubled by the lack of exhibit content specific to the recovery and interfaith collaboration role of New York City and national faith communities – a narrative that focuses on the role that 9/11 played in fostering inter-religious collaboration, healing and hope in the face of intolerance and violence.

Dust Be Their Destiny: Growing Signs that WTC Residue Caused Nerve Damage
January 25: Many 9/11 survivors and recovery workers are showing a new set of symptoms from the telltale afflictions triggered by the toxic dust. Lung disease, stomach complaints, sinus problems and post-traumatic stress syndrome are common, particularly among first-responders who spent weeks downtown after 9/11. However, many have also begun reporting a "terrible numbness" in their hands and feet, according to Dr. Wilkenfeld at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola (who has treated hundreds of World Trade Center patients and continues to see about 20 a week). They surveyed 255 people, half of whom had been exposed to the Trade Center dust. The dust-exposed patients were 15 times more likely to have severe symptoms of neuropathy than the unexposed people. Read more.

Promise Finally Kept: Zadroga Act Extended Until 2090 for Medical
December 18: In a move that prompted both exultation and relief among first-responders to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks, Congress passed an $8.1-billion deal to extend the Zadroga Act's Federal benefits for sick 9/11 survivors and first responders. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act established the World Trade Center Health Program to ensure that the thousands of responders and survivors suffering from illnesses related to 9/11 are provided medical treatment and financial compensation. After months of lobbying and behind-the-scenes wrangling, Congressional supporters of the Zadroga Act struck a deal to add the law's renewal to a must-pass spending bill. Free medical care will be extended until 2090, and the Victim Compensation Act, which reimburses survivors for out-of-pocket costs, will be guaranteed for an additional five years and $4.6 billion. The deal makes some minor revisions to the World Trade Center Health Program, which was granted an additional $3.5 billion, and puts some limits on the VCF. But Congressional supporters were reportedly convinced that it was the best possible deal they could have made, and thrilled that House Republicans allowed the proposal-which had gathered an impressive 69 Senate and 272 House co-sponsors-to come to a vote. Read more.
:: PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVES

Active Shooter Incident Preparedness
There are a multitude of resources available to help prompt discussion on how to increase safety at houses of worship and address the potential for copycat threats. Resources:


NDIN Tip Sheet: Cold Weather Preparedness For Religious Leaders


Flood Preparedness
Floods can have a major impact on homes, communities, and regions and can develop over a period of days or occur suddenly. SAMHSA DTAC has compiled a list of tools and resources focused on flood preparedness and response:
  • Disaster-Specific Resources-Flood
    • This SAMHSA DTAC Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) installment provides preparedness and response information for floods. Materials include tip sheets, podcasts, and links to helpful agencies. To access this installment, please visit the website.
  • Stay Safe Before, During, and After a Flood
    • One way that individuals and families can prepare for a flood is to develop their own response and communication plan. The Public Health Emergency website contains materials that can help. Links to these resources are available on the website.  
  • Floods
    • This Federal Emergency Management Agency Ready.gov webpage includes flood-specific preparedness, response, and recovery information. There is also a special section highlighting tools and resources for spring flooding. Visit the website to learn more.
  • Strengthening Your Emotional Well-Being Ahead of the Flood
    • Individuals may experience distress when anticipating and preparing for a flood. This American Psychological Association article offers tips to manage flood-related anxiety and improve overall physical and behavioral health. Access the article here.

Flu Preparedness
Flu season is underway. Below are a few tips to lower chances of catching the flu in the upcoming weeks:
  • Get plenty of sleep. If you're well rested you're less likely to become infected with the flu virus.
  • Be strict about washing hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. Hands covered in germs spread colds and the flu. Make sure to scrub your hands well with soap or alcohol-based hand rub for 20 seconds.
  • Disinfect heavily touched items, such as doorknobs, remote controls, and phones.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Get your flu shot. One of the best ways to avoid catching the flu away is to make sure that you get vaccinated against it.

Learn more about how to prevent contracting the flu at flu.gov. To stay up to date on the amount of flu cases being reported in the NYC area view the CDC's weekly influenza tracker.


OCHA Hashtag Standards for Emergencies Manual
The United National Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs has released this resource to encourage proactive standardization of Twitter hashtags; emergency responders may be able to reduce a big-data challenge and better leverage crowdsourced information for operational planning and response.

Tanenbaum: Resources for Combating Extremism
The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding is offering free, practical resources that can be used at home or at work, in schools, places of worship and in your community, including a September 11 Fact Sheet and World Religions Fact Sheet. The resources can be utilized for discussion at houses of worship, community centers, at the workplace, or at home with friends and family to help learn the facts and counter hate and terror.


My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient
January 4-March 29: Create a video that shows how you protect your family, friends, and community's health during disasters and submit it for a chance to win a video contest. Click here for instructions.

How to Prepare for a Financial Emergency
September 21: Organizing a financial first-aid kit is key among emergency preparations-yet probably the most frequently overlooked. A "go" pack should contain a binder or portable file folder in a watertight container with copies of essential documents, including: personal identification (Social Security card, driver's license, birth certificate, passport, marriage or divorce papers), financial 411s (travelers checks, cash, credit cards, insurance cards, safe deposit box info, mortgage info, and car titles), health care fundamentals (copies of prescriptions, list of medical conditions, and physicians' contact info), legal levers (power of attorneys, living will), a comprehensive list of emergency contacts and passwords/usernames, and a prepaid phone and cell charger. Read more.


:: UPCOMING EVENTS
ICS Webinar Series
January 12-February 23, 2016
Register
The NYS Regional Training Centers are hosting an ICS Webinar series for healthcare staff who could use a refresher in ICS and/or who need to complete FEMA ICS courses.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
April 5 or April 7, 2016 (Other dates are sold out.)
Register
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is an 8-hour public education program that teaches participants how to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or an emotional crisis.

Formidable Footprint - A National Community Exercise Series
January 30-July 30, 2016
Register
This nationwide series of exercises is designed specifically for neighborhood, community and faith-based organizations to assess their disaster preparedness and response capabilities.

Operation Volunteer Placement
February 24, 2016
9am and 4pm ET
Register
Operation Volunteer Placement will allow agencies and organizations tasked with the coordination of spontaneous volunteers during a disaster to exercise their plan in a web-based simulation. Participants work together as a unified team in establishing, managing and demobilizing a Volunteer Reception Center. This exercise can be accessed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET and lasts between 90 minutes and three (3) hours depending on group interaction.

Cutting up the Big Apple: How the Census Bureau Supplies NYC Data
March 16, 2016
2pm-4pm
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Learn how the Census Bureau supplies data about different geographies of New York City, and how to get statistics for them.

2016 Religious Communicators (RCC) Convention
March 31 to April 2, 2016
New York City
Register
The 2016 RCC Convention will take place across a number of different locations in Manhattan, offering opportunities to join the RCC New York Chapter. While a number of professional associations serve those who work in faith-based or nonprofit communications, most of these represent a particular denomination or professional discipline. In contrast, RCC members are Ba'hai, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and more.

2016 National VOAD Conference
"Up North: Set Your Sights on Collaboration"
May 22-25, 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Register
New York State Training(s)
NYC Emergency Management Training(s)
:: JOBS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
American Red Cross-Greater New York
EmergeNYC
Lutheran Social Services of New York
Catholic Charities Disaster Case Management
Federal Emergency Management Jobs
Met Council Disaster Case Management
National Service (CNCS)
New York Cares
NYC Medical Reserve Corp
NYC Office of Emergency Management
NYC Service
New York Disaster Interfaith Services
American Red Cross – Greater New York Region - New
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