Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:21 pm Post subject: NYC Sandy Relief Operations Survey - Please Forward
From Jan 17, 2013 to Jan 31, 2013 (included)
|SUPER STORM SANDY: RELIEF OPERATIONS SURVEY
For NYC Congregations, Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
& our Non-Profit or VOAD Partners
PURPOSE: Our two-fold purpose is to gather and then to share information about what your congregation or organization did in the first 60 days of the Sandy relief effort - and to find out if/how you will support recovery in 2013.
BACKGROUND: The Interfaith Center of New York, the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN), New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) and New York VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), are conducting this survey to document the services which New York City congregations, as well as faith-based and neighborhood partnerships and other non-profit or VOAD organizations provided in response to Super Storm Sandy during the first 60 days of relief efforts (pre-landfall October 29 through December 31, 2012).
The response to Super Storm Sandy in New York City has clearly demonstrated that congregations, faith-based and neighborhood partnerships and our non-profit partners form the backbone of disaster relief and recovery. It is critical for us to illuminate the vital role that our sector has played and will continue to play in NYC disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Early on, the unprecedented outpouring of goods and services from our communities has been crucial; our long-term recovery programs will be needed for years to come.
However, the scale of Sandy’s impact has made it challenging to locate and network effectively with all the resources available to affected families, congregations and other relief and recovery organizations. And so we seek to strengthen our impact by sharing solid information, leveraging our resources, and enhancing our partnerships.
USE OF DATA: The survey is designed to collect contact information and service delivery statistics before this perishable data is lost to the passage of time. A summary report of all findings will be made public; only aggregate information will be included in any research or analysis conducted. Your organization's contact information and available services may be included in new assistance directories; no personal information will be included. We also will use the contact information gathered to provide an online resource directory of all ongoing efforts. This tool will be made available to disaster case managers, recovery agencies and impacted families.
REQUEST: Please help us quantify, in as much detail as possible, the resources (volunteer time, staff time, in-kind support, and money) your congregation or organization invested in 2012 Sandy relief and recovery; the partnerships you formed; and the number of clients you served.
THANK YOU: Your participation will help disaster survivors now and in the years ahead.
The Rev. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director - Interfaith Center of New York
Peter B. Gudaitis, M.Div., President - National Disaster Interfaiths Network
Ruth Yoder Wenger, Executive Vice-President - New York Disaster Interfaith Services
Joann Hale, Chair – New York VOAD
TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY: CLICK HERE
If you represent a religious judicatory/network, recovery group or non-profit federation and would like to promote this survey to your members, we will be happy to provide your organization with the detailed data/results of the survey that have been submitted by your congregations/members. To make a request, contact us at email@example.com.
Si tu organización necesita acceso para este estudio en Español, contacte firstname.lastname@example.org