Reflecting on Sandy: How To Move Forward

Hurricane Sandy has changed the lives of many Americans throughout the East Coast.  The devastating storm has caused major disruptions and tragedy for businesses and families, impacting daily life as we know it.  However, the rebuilding efforts have been as tremendous as Sandy, herself.  From neighborhoods banding together to provide eachother support, to the incredible efforts of Manhattan’s police force, transportation and government to ensure the subway system was almost fully functional within one week of Sandy’s passing, the East Coast has weathered the storm.  To ensure you are taking the right steps to rebuild, or help those that have been impacted, here are some important resources.Resources for Those Looking to Rebuild and Stay Safe During Sandy’s Aftermath:

Register for Disaster Assistance :  Apply via smartphone at

Find Open Shelters Using Redcross

Contact & Locate Loved Ones

Find a Public Adjuster to Ensure Your Claims Process Goes Smoothly

Rental Assistance

More Resources:

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Relief

Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business; Courses that Can Help

Protect Your Family and Your Property

Find Out if Your Home is in a Flood Zone

Local Resources for Areas Hardest Hit


New York

New Jersey

Long Island

If you are looking to help those impacted by the storm, here are valuable resources:

Donate & Volunteer

The American Redcross is Making an Incredible Effort to Collect Funds to Help Sandy Victims

Make Cash Contributions by Visiting National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

We’d also like to send a big thank you to the tireless work of state and local governments, who have been able to help most of those impacted by the storm restore power, hot water and basic necessities to continue living comfortably in their homes.

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