Hurricane Sandy Recovery (New York City Agencies, Community Recovery Directors, Restoration Centers, and Community Leaders)
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Mayor's Fund accepted contributions to support immediate aid as well as long-term restoration efforts across the five boroughs, working closely with partners including New York City Agencies, Community Recovery Directors, Restoration Centers, and local leaders. Following the storm, the Fund was able to provide essential living supplies to communities in need, including hot food, warm clothing, and baby supplies, as well as transportation for residents to shelters, prescriptions for homebound individuals, and debris removal in affected areas. A partnership with local food trucks helped distribute more than 275,000 free hot meals in some of the hardest hit areas. The Fund also worked with philanthropic partners to establish ongoing loan and grant programs for nonprofit organizations and small businesses affected by the hurricane, as well as sponsored a network of housing counselors, legal service providers, and mold awareness workshops and remediation to aid residents in the restoration process.
The Mayor's Fund is committed to New York's long term recovery and continues to support initiatives to help our city rebuild. Read more about the Mayor's Fund Hurricane Sandy Recovery efforts.