New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085)
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April 11, 2013
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 17-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels. The new checkout date for those in the TSA program is May 1. FEMA is calling applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the new checkout date.
April 11, 2013
All Hands Volunteers is an international disaster relief organization working around the clock to assist New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy in hard-hit areas. Donating his time, Travis Gibson is the project director of a field team that was doing damage assessments within 48 hours of landfall. Travis, who began volunteering in his community, has volunteered all over the U.S. and abroad.
April 5, 2013
NEW YORK — New York survivors have until April 13 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and return their applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:
April 5, 2013
NEW YORK – Disaster survivors have until Saturday, April 13, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and return their disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Survivors who have delayed registration for any reason should apply for potential assistance that could include: Housing Assistance offers temporary rental assistance and home repair grants to eligible survivors. FEMA’s ultimate goal is to ensure survivors’ dwellings are safe, sanitary and functional.
April 4, 2013
NEW YORK – The disaster recovery center in Long Beach, N.Y., currently staffed by state and federal specialists, will become a disaster loan outreach center operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 13. Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York have until 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, to visit the disaster recovery center at the Recreation Center and Ice Arena, 700 Magnolia Blvd., Long Beach, N.Y., 11561.
April 3, 2013
Monique Pilie knows how to get it done on time. She’s a former Federal Express courier who started a nonprofit in her hometown after Katrina. Hike For Katreena focused on replacing the trees destroyed by the hurricane. (Which explains the unique spelling of Ka-tree-na.) For her nonprofit, she hiked 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail with the goal of planting a tree for each mile hiked. Mission accomplished. The nonprofit planted 8,000 trees in her five years with the group and recently passed a 20,000 trees plateau.