Super Storm Sandy
View May 26, 2013 Eyewitness News program on Sandy recovery efforts. Long Island Volunteer Center Executive Director Diana O'Neill is on the panel of guests.
How you can be a Super Storm Sandy Relief and Recovery Volunteer
- Sign up as a Volunteer
- This allows you to be counted in relief and recovery efforts;
- By registering, you can also choose to receive up-to-date information, including when new volunteer opportunities are posted.
- Find opportunities:
- To see some of whats going on in the Sandy recovery effort, click here: Long Island Volunteer Recovery Center
See our Public Service Announcement about all the good Sandy Recovery volunteers are doing for families and communities still living with the effects of Sandy.The Long Island Volunteer Center, an affiliate of HandsOn Network, is continuing to work closely with our local partner agencies, Long Island VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), and national HandsOn Network to identify volunteer opportunities in the communities impacted by Super Storm Sandy to ensure a coordinated response.
For general volunteer opportunities click here
Please volunteer for Sandy Recovery Efforts click here
For Homeowners in need of information and resources click FEMA, Nassau County, and/or Suffolk County
For additional Long Island contact information go to 2-1-1 long island Disaster Recovery Resources
For information on New York State's community reconstruction program - New York Rising, click here.
To speak with someone about how you can help, call 516-564-5482 or you can send an email to email@example.com.
How LIVC is RespondingWe're:
- Recruiting and referring volunteers for disaster relief and recovery;
- Assisting in the development of faith-based relief centers serving south shore communities;
- Supporting disaster relief agencies with supplies for muck outs;
- Providing warehouse support for personal protective equipment and tools for disaster volunteer teams and for donations of clothing, food, and cleaning supplies;
- Conducting drives to assist affected communities: including food, clothing, blankets, and school supplies;
- Deploying volunteers to assist with FEMA applications, staffing FEMA sites;
- Managing volunteers data to reflect the humanitarian response to Super Storm Sandy;
- Actively contributing in LIVOAD (Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) planning, development, and execution.
- Act as central resource for disaster information with timely messaging through our website and social media;
- Secure and refer resources to underwrite other disaster relief organizations;
- Conduct Community outreach on volunteering from disaster recovery efforts;
- Created a volunteer recovery center serving all of Long Island where AmeriCorps, St. Louis, trains and equips volunteers, operates a call center and facilitates agencies active in disaster;
- Secured media coverage for our disaster partners.
How New York State is responding:
Governor Cuomo has charged three commissions to examine existing systems and present a comprehensive blueprint to bring New York State emergency preparedness and response capabilities into the 21st century and ensure our infrastructure is built to survive major weather incidents. Click for detail...