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UNH Member Agencies Help NYC Communities Recover from Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday, November 06, 2012
UNH members acted heroically to address the multiple needs of their communities and of our City's most vulnerable people. See below some media stories about the agencies in UNH's network and the amazing work they did and are continuing to do in a time of great need.

Please visit our Volunteer and Donation Needs page for updated information about what UNH's member agencies need at this time. 

WNYC: On the Lower East Side, A Woman Emerges From a Dark High Rise for the First Time

UNH member Henry Street Settlement delivered meals and cooked food from their headquarters that would have otherwise gone bad to serve the residents of the Lower East Side during the week-long power outage. 

NY1: Supplies Arrive for Chelsea Residents
UNH member Hudson Guild partnered with The National Guard, Salvation Army, and NYPD to distribute vital resources to community residents. 

WNET: Serving Seniors During Hurricane Sandy

Staff members from UNH member Queens Community House worked through the storm to ensure that seniors who depends on delivered meals were not left hungry. 

NY Daily News: Readers Sound Off on Hurricane Sandy and its Aftermath

Executive Director of UNH member Sunnyside Community Services, Judy Zangwill, wrote a letter to the editor detailing the barriers staff overcame to ensure the safety of homebound seniors who use SCS services.  

Wall Street Journal: Feeling Forgotten After the Storm
UNH member Henry Street Settlement continues to help the battered Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. 

Sheepshead Bay Blog: The Doctor is in at Shorefront Y
UNH member Shorefront Y, located in Coney Island, has a doctor on hand to see children who need medical attention during this time when many residents do not have power.