NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY, September 10, 9:30 AM, Shorefront Y, 3300 Coney Island Ave.NB: Time/date change due to holiday and election.
Sunday, 9/21, PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH, Join with other Sandy-affected communities in the largest People’s climate event
Tuesday 9/30 America’s PrepareAthon will provide drills, group discussions and exercises to prepare for local hazards on a national scale to individuals, organizations and communities – click here for more information.
Operation HOPE and the American Red Cross are teaming up for a “Be Red Cross Ready” program that provides unique and innovative disaster financial preparedness tools. Learn more about the program here, along with Operation HOPE’s distribution of a Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide and FEMA’s Emergency Financial First Aid Kit.
NYC OEM will host monthly Commodity Distribution Point (CDP) Program trainings for volunteers. The CDP is a coordinated, City-led operation to distribute temporarily unavailable life-sustaining commodities such as food, water, ice, and baby formula to the public following an emergency or disaster. Click here for more information or to register your organization.
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. To get more information or to register your congregation as a “dorm,” or request volunteer housing for incoming groups, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York City has extended TDAP eligibility for renters who have already applied to TDAP, were displaced by Sandy and forced to relocate and signed a year or longer lease, and currently pay 40% or more of their income toward rent. This is open to Build It Back registrants who were previously denied assistance from TDAP because they were no longer considered displaced. The City has begun reaching out to previous applicants (about 900 tenants) who were originally deemed ineligible. This is NOT open to those who did not apply to TDAP – there are still no plans to reopen r egistration. TDAP or Build It Back applicants with questions regarding their eligibility for expanded TDAP can call Build It Back Customer Service at 212-615-8329 or visit the NYC Recovery website. This is for NYC only.