Superstorm Sandy recovery and rebuilding efforts
On Sunday, Oct. 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy slammed into the United States' East Coast, impacting 16 states and Washington, D.C.
As ravaged cities recovered from the massive damage caused by floods, wind and fire, Habitat for Humanity helped to address the varying levels of shelter, housing repair and rebuilding needs.
We are working closely with FEMA and other relief agencies to meet unmet needs, avoid duplication of efforts and maximize available resources.
We have identified low-income families in need of immediate assistance and ensured the safety and security of these families.
Our response strategy includes:
- Community clean up
- Emergency home repairs
- Home repairs and rehabs
- New house construction
- Ongoing support through Habitat ReStores
- Watch videos and view a slideshow
- More details about our response strategies
- Our long-term recovery strategies
- Volunteer to help Sandy survivors
Get updates on volunteer opportunities at local Habitat affiliates responding to this disaster.
- Press releases:
- Habitat for Humanity launches first-ever fleet of mobile response units to assist Sandy victims
- American Red Cross awards $2 million grant to Habitat for Humanity International
- Habitat World Blog:
- Carter Work Project event coverage: