Disaster Response

COVID-19 RESPONSE, 2020

The Staten Island Long Term Recovery Organization activated to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. We have worked in collaboration with NYCVOAD to complete a city-wide unmet needs assessment, inviting non-profits, grassroots groups, and houses of worship in each borough to report on the predominant needs of their community members. This data was shared with our government partners and elected officials to inform long-term recovery planning.

As of June 2020, the SILTRO has already distributed $220,000 in emergency cash grants to Staten Island households with emergency needs resulting from a loss of income to COVID-19.

SUPERSTORM SANDY RESPONSE, 2012

Our accomplishments post-Sandy include distribution of $1.5 million in aid to Sandy affected households on Staten Island; providing more than $1 million in donated construction materials for local Sandy rebuild efforts; completing rebuilds of over 200 Staten Island affected homes; providing transitional and permanent apartment access to more than 100 Staten Island Sandy affected families; providing disaster case management for more than 500 families over a five year period during and after Sandy; coordinating a sustainable local network of civic and neighborhood leaders; conducting wide-scale community needs assessment canvassing; and hosting national disaster relief organizations in their community rebuilding efforts.