Hurricane Recovery: How to Help

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many in the design community have stepped up to help those struggling to recover and rebuild. If you’re looking for a way to support the relief effort, the list below includes several organizations helping communities affected by the storm.

November 12, 2012


Sandy Rockaways
Photo via Flickr user buzzthrill
A home damaged by Hurricane Sandy in New York City's Far Rockaway neighborhood.
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AIA New York: The New York chapter of the AIA began helping architects get involved in the relief effort just a few days after the storm. On Thursday, November 15, the AIA's Center for Architecture will hold a fundraiser hosted by New York Times chief architecture critic Michael Kimmelman. Read more here: Designing the City After Superstorm Sandy

Architecture for Humanity: The organization recently surveyed 140 miles of coastline and issued a report on its findings. Read about their work so far and future plans to aid the recovery: News from the Ground: Diversity of Sandy's Coastal Damage

OccupySandy: An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement is helping to distribute resources and coordinate volunteers in areas hardest hit by the hurricane.

Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City: The City Hall affiliated nonprofit is supporting efforts and organizations that are helping with Hurricane Sandy relief throughout the city.

Airbnb: The house sharing site has set up a free service to connect people displaced by the hurricane with people offering places to stay.

Do you know of other groups who should be on the list? Please leave their URLs in the comments.


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