Getting prepared to return home after evacuating will keep you safer while inspecting and cleaning up the damage to your home. Before returning to your home, ensure local officials have declared that it’s safe to enter and that you have the supplies you will need. Click here or open the attached document for important tips on returning to, inspecting and cleaning your home.
See the lists below to find fixed feeding locations, fixed bulk distribution locations, and neighborhoods for mobile feeding and distribution. Locations for mobile distribution of any kind are general areas; the vehicles will move throughout and identify where there is need.
The American Red Cross has Emergency Response Vehicles on the ground at various locations across Staten Island providing urgently needed meals, water and comfort kits to residents in need. Click here to find the list of Emergency Response Vehicle locations.
The American Red Cross is mobilizing hundreds of volunteers this weekend to hand out tens of thousands of bags containing emergency relief supplies to families in New York City affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Senator Lanza's Hurricane Relief Headquarters, located at 4212 Hylan Blvd., will be distributing hot meals, provided by the American Red Cross, beginning tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 17th and continuing through Wednesday, Nov 21. Stop by any time after 12 noon to pick up a hot meal.
City officials today unveiled NYC Restore, a comprehensive new initiative to provide one-stop locations for City recovery services and federal disaster relief. The seven new Restoration Centers opening across the city this week will connect impacted residents and businesses with financial, health, environmental, nutritional and residential services, as well as FEMA reimbursement processing.
Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) and the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) have agreed to establish a $10 million small business emergency loan fund to provide immediate financial assistance for businesses impacted by Storm Sandy.
Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that FEMA will issue Emergency Assistance for New Yorkers whose homes were affected by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA will bring in contractors in order to perform basic repairs so that residents can return to their homes while more long term repairs are in progress. Only residents in the federally-declared declared counties are eligible to participate in this program. Homeowners in these localities who want to apply for assistance should contact their county or local officials to receive contractor support.
If anyone knows of specific families who are in need, my office has an abundance of cleaning supplies, blankets and food. We have plenty on hand and people available to deliver, however, we don't have many specific requests coming in at this time. We've also gotten requests for backpacks and plastic storage bins if anyone would like to donate those. Thank you for all the continued generosity.
One of the most pressing issues facing all New Yorkers is increasing property taxes. For many, it is the defining factor that contributes to their exodus from our City and State. Now more than ever we need to enact a common sense plan that takes an aggressive stance and puts an end to out of control property tax increases.