Ways to help affected communities after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy damage north of Seaside, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. © Governor’s Office / Tim Larsen

Following Hurricane Sandy’s devastating path through the Caribbean, up the Atlantic and into the East Coast of the United States, hundreds of communities are in need of immediate relief and facing the daunting challenge of rebuilding. In effort to help, Architecture for Humanity and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are mobilizing their teams to provide instant assistance and plan for the long term reconstruction efforts. Professional design and construction volunteers from both organizations will be working together to help households, schools, heath facilities, small businesses and local government rebuild in the coming days and weeks. However, relief and reconstruction cannot happen without your support. Learn how you can help after the break.

“New York and New Jersey are where we began and we are committed to offer our services and support to those communities affected by Hurricane Sandy” said co-founder Cameron Sinclair, “We don’t just want to help build back the coastline but create more resilient communities that can withstand future disasters”.

Professionals wishing to volunteer in the region, should contact: volunteers@architectureforhumanity.org

To help communities rebuild and learn how you can get involved, please visit:  Architecture for Humanity

Additional ways you can help, regardless of your locale:

  • The American Red Cross is currently accepting donations for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief.
  • Feeding America is currently mobilizing to provide emergency food and water supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
  • The Lower East Side Recovers is a site that allows people to request and offer assistance post Hurricane Sandy.
  • The Educational Alliance is accepting emergency donations to help provide relief for Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

 

Follow @AIA_Resilence for the latest updates.

UPDATE: has released their five point plan for reconstruction – more details here.

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Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Ways to help affected communities after Hurricane Sandy" 02 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=289626>