Requests have come from students and colleagues for more information on what’s happening with the east coast’s Sandy relief efforts. Below are links to articles and websites with more information on organizations who are responding to to those so desperately in need. Our thoughts are with all of you in New York, New Jersey, and surrounding communities.
Architectural Record: Great article on resilience Architects Respond to a Call for Post-Sandy Aid: Volunteers will work around legal roadblocks to help assess storm-ravaged neighborhoods.
AIA Responds to Hurricane Sandy: Teams of trained architects are volunteering to provide building safety assessments and to help disaster victims safely return to their homes. http://www.aia.org/disasterresponse/index.htm
Request Design Services – Hurricane Sandy Victims http://architectureforhumanity.org/ If your home, business, or community is in need of rebuilding, Architecture for Humanity may be able to help. Fill out this web form to report damages. Architecture for Humanity will track the areas of greatest need, but please note they are not able to assist in all situations.
Volunteers Needed: http://hands.org/ There is great need in the affected communities, and they are overwhelmed by the amount of destruction and necessary rebuilding to recover. There are a vast number of volunteers who have stepped forward from the region to help and we are on the ground to start coordinating them for service in Staten Island and Rockaway. Because of damaged infrastructure and the number of displaced families, there is no capacity to house volunteers, so we are reaching out to volunteers in the local area who have transportation to and from the project sites at this time.