Hurricane Sandy Relief


Hope for New York is working with our non-profit affiliates, our church partners, New York City churches and pastors, local government officials, and national relief organizations to channel volunteers and resources to those who need it the most in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.


Volunteer Needs

Nov. 2: Habitat for Humanity Critical Home Repair Serve with Habitat for Humanity's "Critical Home Repair Program" and help make necessary repairs on homes affected by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island. Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9AM-4:30PM. Sign up HERE.

Resurrection Brooklyn Workdays Join Resurrection Brooklyn Church as they serve their Brooklyn neighbors who are still recovering post-Sandy. Work days are from 9:00AM to 4:00PM and include a range of demolition and/or mold remediation projects to prepare for rebuilding. Learn more information and sign up to volunteer HERE. 

Help Trinity Baptist Church with Clean-up in Staten Island: People needed for clean-up and relief work every Saturday from 9AM-5PM for the upcoming year. Volunteers are encouraged to join Trinity Baptist Church's 100 Saturdays campaign in cleaning up homes and communities in Staten Island. Click here for further details and to sign-up.

DONATIONS STILL NEEDED! Looking for a way to help Sandy Relief but can't make it out to a work site? Ascension Church in Queens and Rescurrection Brooklyn are doing relief work in the hardest-hit neighborhoods and are in need of supplies! Click here for a complete list of items needed as well as shipping instructions for both churches.

We Build New York (Ongoing): Rebuilding teams in the hardest hit neighborhoods. Learn more about how to get involved,

Red Hook (Ongoing):

Staten Island (Ongoing):

Coney Island (Ongoing):

General Opportunities (City-wide):

NYC Mayor’s Office: To learn about volunteer opportunities from the Mayor’s office, sign up for updates here. Other info: Web |Twitter

Salvation Army: Web | Facebook

Hope for New York is not directly affiliated with the organizations listed on this site. Volunteering with any of the Sandy Relief listed above is at your own risk. Areas affected by the storm are still dangerous and all work related to demolition of flooded areas carries inherent risk. By RSVP’ing on this site, you: (1) understand and acknowledge the potentially dangerous environment you may be exposed to and freely assume all risks associated with such volunteer activities, and (2) agree to release and hold harmless Hope for New York from any and all liability from any injuries that may arise from your volunteer activities.


Ascension Church (Queens) and Rescurrection Brooklyn: Relief supplies are greatly needed to assist both churches in relief work in the hardest-hit neighborhoods. Supplies needed are building supplies, tools, and Home Depot gift cards to purchase sheet rock/drywall. Click here for complete list of items needed as well as shipping instructions for both churches.

New York City ReliefSocks are greatly needed. You can purchase socks wholesale here or via phone 800-597-3886 and send them to NYC Relief. You can also purchase much-needed hygiene kits for New York Relief here (look for Relief Kit #1 and Relief Kit #2). Socks and/or kits can be shipped to: New York City Relief/295 Walnut Street/Elizabeth, NJ 07201.