NECHAMA continues to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy. However, after working for 21 months straight and leading more than 2,400 volunteers in NY & NJ we have suspended our direct service work. We do not anticipate having any new volunteer opportunities until the Fall of 2014. In the mean time our Sandy team will be resting & recharging.

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Snapshot of our impact & accumulating statistics









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

Repairing Houses on Long Island, NY

Frank helping install drywall in his home

When Superstorm Sandy came to shore in late October 2012, Frank and wife were at home in Long Island, NY. As the storm surge encroached on the house, the pair fought to keep the water out, but eventually had to retreat to the attic for safety. When they emerged, the house had been flooded with 4 feet of water. The house was left uninhabitable. In the ensuing months, Frank lost his business and struggled to find the funds to repair the storm damage. 

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