Hurricane Sandy, the “superstorm” that made landfall on Monday, October 29, severely impacted communities and infrastructure throughout the eastern United States. The toll has been heavy, with more than 100 deaths, $30 billion in property damage, and $20 billion in economic losses. New York and New Jersey were particularly hard hit by the storm, and, while there are hopeful signs in some communities that life is returning to normal, others will take weeks to years to recover fully. Over the past week, we have been monitoring the storm’s impact and checking in with our partners.
We have identified the following opportunity to support needs in NY:
New York Community Trust has established the New York Critical Needs Fund for Hurricane Sandy and has also vetted a number of local organizations that are serving New Yorkers in need. Learn more on NYCT’s website.
We are exploring opportunities to meet the needs in New Jersey and will post those here when available.