Events below and others can be found on our calendar. Please bookmark and check regularly for updates.
*MEETING DAY CHANGE Our next meeting will be this Monday 11/3 at 9:30 am. Shorefront Y 3300 Coney Island Ave. Special guest is Joyce Kwon from the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, speaking on floodhelpny.org
CANARSIE: Mytime, Inc. and the CDRC are hosting a press conference at City Hall “Cut the Red Tap: Fix our Homes” 12PM, Monday, 11/3.
Disaster Supervisor Resiliency Training with World Cares Center on Thursday, November 6.
Please send us events you’d like listed on our calendar with the subject: “Event Listing”.
BIG NEWS Inspired by our colleagues at the Staten Island Long Term Recovery Organization, we have undertaken a canvassing campaign to all FEMA registrants in Brooklyn through November 7th. Our generous sponsor is CAMBA, who provided the calling software and office space. Volunteer support for calling comes from FEMA’s Americorp, NHS of East Flatbush, the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, CAMBA and BLTRG board members. We’d love more volunteers: all that is needed is a phone and a computer. Contact Will Fairhurst at WilliamF@CAMBA.ORG if you can donate time before 11/7.
Governor Cuomo’s NYS Storm Recovery Office announced Local Workforce Opportunities. All who are interested in employment opportunities associated with NY Rising programs can register by completing these forms and submitting your resume to McKissack and McKissack at NYStormrecoveryOpps@mckissack.com. For additional information on Section 3 Requirements please click here. This is in addition to the NYC resources mentioned in the Sandy Money Trail newsletter earlier this week.
Be sure to check our blog posts for two press releases related to the last 10 months of the new board, DCM and CVD committees. Kudos to the hard work of these two committees to help restore residents to safe housing.
Ya Destiny Treasure Chest created a video titled “Dear Sandy”. Young journalists from the Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School interviewed residents from different Brooklyn neighborhoods. The beginning of the video is an eloquent testimony to the collaborative nature of post-disaster recovery for survivors. Ms. Venka acknowledges volunteers, NYC Department of Sanitation, The Salvation Army, FEMA, and Good Shepherd Services in getting her home. Don’t miss: the powerful testimony of the King Henry at 6:17.