Current Disaster Response

Superstorm Sandy Recovery ...

the work continues 

The NYAC Disaster Response Ministry has received additional funding from UMCOR to continue its Sandy recovery work through September 2017. We will continue to provide assistance to Sandy-survivors through our collaboration with CT Rises (the Connecticut Long-term Recovery Group), the St. Bernard Project (formerly, Friends of Rockaway) in New York, and NYDIS (NY Disaster Interfaith Services). At this point, the majority of requests coming through Unmet Needs Tables are for temporary relocation rental assistance, mortgage assistance, and licensed contractor services. All volunteer team requests are being managed through the St. Bernard Project rebuild program.  

For most, it will still be many months before they will be able to return to their homes.

"Done in a Day" Sandy-response opportunities 

Working in collaboration with the St Bernard Project, we have identified a home in Brooklyn (Coney Island) that is in need of Sandy-related repairs. Individual volunteers and church teams are invited, and encouraged, to participate in this project. Please see the dates below and contact Tom Vencuss ( for more information. 

Monday, August 14 - Thursday, August 17 

Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22 

Saturday, August 26 

Monday, August 28 - Thursday, August 31 and Saturday, September 2 

Monday, September 4 - Wednesday, September 20 

Friday, September 22 - Tuesday, October 17

Monday, October 23- Wednesday, October 25 

Friday, October 27 - Friday, November 4