Q: What are you specifically doing or planning to do in response to Sandy?
A: We currently have two Superstorm Sandy response efforts: Project Staten Island and Project Long Island. We are housing staff and team leaders within the impacted areas, and coordinating efforts of volunteers to aid residents by removing debris (mucking) and removing affected walls/floors, etc. ( gutting) so that homes, churches, etc. can be on a path toward rebuilding.
Q: How can I volunteer?
A: We don’t have adequate space for housing, so only local volunteers (or those with independently arranged accommodations) are accepted at this time. Register here.
Q: How can I donate?
A: Follow this link to donate to specifically to our Sandy Response Effort.
Or you can donate to all our relief work domestically and around the world by following this link.
Q: Are you allowing donors to restrict their gifts to your work related to Superstorm Sandy?
A: We do provide our donors the option of restricting their gifts to work related to Superstorm Sandy, by either donating through our Superstorm Sandy fundraising page or choosing Superstrom Sandy response on our general online donation page.
Q: Have you made a commitment to using those restricted funds only in helping with the Superstorm Sandy relief, recovery, rebuilding efforts or have you left the door open to use the funds elsewhere should your fundraising exceed the amount you need to respond?
A: If gifts are restricted to Superstorm Sandy relief, they will only be used toward that purpose.
Q: Why do I see other volunteer organizations sending out more volunteers?
A: Other organizations, particularly Occupy Sandy, have done a good job of bringing many day volunteers into the affected areas. We are sticking with our approach of doing thorough pre-work site assessments, quality work with skilled team leaders and follow-up reporting, in order to have a better handle on overall community needs on an ongoing basis.
Q: How long will All Hands Volunteers be responding in the NYC area?
A: This is uncertain, as the combination of impending wintry weather and a lack of aggregated needs data challenges us. After gutting, homes will need a practical mold approach, which presents another unresolved challenge. Stay tuned.
Q: I want to plan a fundraising event for you. Can you make it easy for me?
A: We have created a page specifically fundraise events, as well as online fundraising toolkit which you will receive you will receive a link to once you either create your personal fundraising page or send us email letting us know about your efforts.
Q: How can I stay informed?
A: Check our new Sandy landing page at here.
If you’d like to be on our Sandy Response specific mailing list click here.
If you’d like to be on general email list, where we announce all our project openings and updates, click here.