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SALVATION ARMY COMMITTED TO LONG-TERM SANDY RECOVERY PHASE

SALVATION ARMY COMMITTED TO LONG-TERM SANDY RECOVERY PHASE

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SALVATION ARMY COMMITTED TO

LONG-TERM SANDY RECOVERY PHASE

 

Though the initial emergency-response phase for Hurricane Sandy has been completed, the longer-term community-recovery process continues. The Salvation Army remains committed to moving forward in meeting the ongoing material, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Below is a list of services currently in operation in affected communities:

NEW YORK CITY RESTORATION CENTERS AND DISASTER ASSISTANCE CENTERS (DRC) ON LONG ISLAND

  • The Salvation Army continues to participate in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance centers established to assist all impacted communities.
  • The Salvation Army is providing clothing/furniture vouchers, financial assistance, travel cards, emotional and spiritual care, and information and referral services.

MULTI-AGENCY SHELTER TRANSITION TASK FORCE

  • This FEMA-led program involves Salvation Army and American Red Cross disaster caseworkers who will be working in teams to interview the 2,200 families that remain in shelters and transitional housing (hotels) throughout New York City and Long Island.
  • The teams will ascertain the requirements necessary to relocate these families into longer-term housing.
  • In addition to FEMA and American Red Cross funding, The Salvation Army will fill in the gaps to ensure that the affected families complete the next step in their recovery plan. The Salvation Army will provide financial assistance to assist with broker fees, security deposits, furniture, household items, and basic-living expenses.

FRANKLIN SHELTER WAREHOUSE AND EMERGENCY SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION

  • The Salvation Army continues to accept, warehouse, and distribute emergency supplies for Hurricane Sandy survivors from The Salvation Army's Franklin Women's Triage and Referral Shelter in the Bronx.
  • Emergency supplies, new clothing, personal hygiene products, clean-up supplies, and home furnishings will be distributed as needed.

 SALVATION ARMY CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • Within the impacted zones, Salvation Army facilities are used to facilitate both families and individuals who may or may not qualify for federal assistance. Services include: clothing/furniture vouchers, financial assistance, travel cards, emergency supplies, emotional and spiritual care, and information and referral services.
  • Salvation Army facilities located in the impacted communities include Bay Ridge and Bushwick (Brooklyn); Freeport, Hempstead, and Blue Point (Long Island); and Stapleton (Staten Island).

 THE SALVATION ARMY/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY REPAIR-REBUILD-REFURBISH PROGRAM

  • The Salvation Army and Habitat For Humanity International are partnering on Staten Island to assist impacted homeowners with their ability to rebuild, repair, and refurbish their homes.
  • The Salvation Army will facilitate the disaster case-management process to identify and assist qualifying beneficiaries. Habitat For Humanity will facilitate the construction process. Both agencies will collaborate to secure home furnishings and major appliances.
  • Similar projects are under consideration for Island Park and Mastic Beach on Long Island.

FEDERAL LONG-TERM CASE-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

  • Catholic Charities is the lead agency to facilitate a federal long-term case-management program. Once established, The Salvation Army will participate in the program's Unmet Needs Roundtable process where specific cases are presented for assistance.
  • The Salvation Army will attempt to fill in the gaps and provide a safety net for families and individuals who remain in need with no other options for assistance.

 

IF YOU HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY HURRICANE SANDY

AND ARE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE,

PLEASE CALL ONE OF THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

 NEW YORK CITY

(other than Staten Island)

(212) 337-7339

 STATEN ISLAND

(718) 448-8480

 LONG ISLAND

(516) 478-4166

 TO MAKE A DONATION TO ONGOING HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY EFFORTS, PLEASE CALL 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!