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

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.

Working Together to Bring Roderick Home

Roderick finally reunited with his dog at home

Some East Coasters who endured Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 begin their stories with the evacuation of their homes. Others begin with their return to their inundated properties. Still others begin with their stories of recovery.

Roderick G of Freeport, Long Island, is different. His Sandy story starts about a month before the super storm came roaring in.

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