In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy countless organizations and individual volunteers came together to lend their expertise, resources, and time to relief and recovery efforts. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record and affected the entire State of New Jersey. There were 34 deaths attributed to this natural disaster, and more than 258,000 households reported some sort of property loss to FEMA.
The long-term recovery efforts have been sustained by the stalwart commitment and tenacity of NJVOAD, the Long-Term Recovery Groups, nonprofits, municipalities, and philanthropic organizations.
As we approach the three year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Creative New Jersey and the NJ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD) will bring together, on October 22, 2015, those who have taken part in recovery efforts, including representatives from Long Term Recovery Groups, case managers, media, the philanthropic community, federal representatives, and others for a retreat to look at how to capture and implement the innovative practices and collaboration for the future.
If you would like to learn more about the Creative NJVOAD Call to Collaboration, please contact Program Manager Kacy O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Creative NJVOAD Call to Collaboration is supported by:
NJVOAD gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Creative New Jersey gratefully acknowledges the support of the New Jersey Recovery Fund. Launched by the Community Foundation of NJ and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Fund supports the nonprofit sector and local communities as they pursue a thoughtful plan to help rebuild New Jersey, and to ensure that the long-term needs of the state are being met as effectively as possible.