Hurricane Ida left devastating impacts on NYC businesses, homes, and lives.
After such a heartbreaking tragedy, New Yorkers are in need of their community more than ever. If you were impacted or are looking for ways to help aid those in need, here is a list of 7 resources working to help NYC on its road to recovery.
1. Anti Litter Project
Established in 2020, this organization is cleaning up the city. They share information on their Instagram story about clean up locations in need of volunteers. See here for their latest updates.
2. Nourish NYC
This community organization is sharing helpful information regarding flood relief to provide hot meals, hygienic items, and volunteer support to those impacted. You can also make monetary donations to their Venmo, Cashapp, or Paypal. Find out more here.
3. NY Project Hope
For those in need of emotional support, they can be directed to the NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline. This helpline was created as a result of COVID-19 and all calls are free and confidential. They can be reached at 1-844-863-9314.
4. City Harvest
Whether you’re donating, advocating, or volunteering, City Harvest is a local organization fighting food insecurity across NYC. Learn more about how you can get involved here.
For those whose property has been damaged, they can file for assistance with FEMA. Apply here.
6. NYC Small Business Resource Network
This organization assists small businesses throughout NYC and is offering support to businesses disrupted by the storm. Business owners can fill out an intake form and are advised to contact their local Chamber of Commerce.
7. City Cleanup Corps
Join other New Yorkers on their quest for NYC beautification. The CCC has been an enormous help in cleaning up the mess left behind from Hurricane Ida and the team is always looking for additional help. See more here.
Furthermore, Ida recovery service centers have been set up in all five boroughs to further assist the city until 6 p.m. tonight. Additional center locations will open tomorrow morning from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Find more resources here.