NECHAMA continues to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The 2nd anniversary of the storm has come and gone yet thousands of people in New York and New Jersey still remain displaced. With so many having not yet fully repaired their homes, NECHAMA has extended our Sandy Recovery Program and is actively working with partners and other organizations to leverage our resources.

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Snapshot of our impact & accumulating statistics

Volunteers

Hours

Assisted

Value

2,412+

55,876+

245+

$1,721,281+

Individuals have helped with cleanup & repair work

Hours contributed to response/recovery

Households have received direct help post Sandy

Worth of services provided for free to communities

We Would Have Walked Away

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN IN JULY 2014, JUST AFTER THE HOMEOWNERS WERE ABLE TO RETURN HOME.

For the first time in nearly two years, Dawn S., from the South Shore of Long Island, has bought flowers again. She can’t wait to place them in four wooden flower boxes that volunteers with NECHAMA made from leftover wood. “Such sweet girls came to rebuild my house after Hurricane Sandy,” remembers Dawn. “They signed the flower boxes and gave them to us to use whenever we finally moved back.”

 Hurricane Sandy struck the eastern seaboard on October 29, 2012, but Dawn, her husband Nick, and their two daughters, did not have a house to return to until the end of June 2014. “In fact,” says Dawn, “we would have walked away from the house if it weren’t for NECHAMA.”

Staff Spotlight: Katherine Moulton

Program Director Katherine Moulton working in the field

Recently, NECHAMA marked the milestone of 21 straight months of hard work since Hurricane Sandy. As our friends and neighbors gathered together, we took the time to reflect on our accomplishments and celebrate all of those who made it possible. We have assisted more than 244 households thus far and have surpassed our goal of repairing 65 homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy on Long Island.

Major Financial Support For Our Sandy Response and Recovery Provided By: