Emergency Resources for Hurricane Sandy Recovery
As people throughout the Tri-State Region continue to suffer the after-effects of Superstorm Sandy, The Actors Fund remains the first stop for everyone in need of help throughout the entertainment and performing arts community. In order to help, here is an initial list of resources for people suffering from the after-effects of Sandy, whether it be lack of work, healthcare needs, storm damage, etc.
Please call us at The Actors Fund, and we can connect you with these and other organizations that can help you through this difficult time. We’ll be adding to this list as the crisis continues, and if you would like to suggest an organization you think we should add to it, please let us know!
For Emergency Financial Assistance:
The Actors Fund – Call:
• 212.221.7300 ext. 119
Working as crafts artist? The Craft Emergency Relief Fund assists Professional Crafts Artists in emergencies.
Artsready.org provides arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post crisis sustainability.
Anyone affected by Sandy (homeowners, renters and businesses) can apply for federal disaster assistance by registering at www.disasterassistance.gov, or by calling FEMA at 800.621.3362.
State offices of emergency management list contact numbers, transit updates, and shelter resources:
• New Jersey Office of Emergency Management: www.state.nj.us/njoem/
• New York City Office of Emergency Management: www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtml
• Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection: www.ct.gov/demhs/cwp/view.asp?a=1939&q=443360
Charitable organizations/General Assistance:
• Greater New York Region Red Cross: www.nyredcross.org/?nd=get_help
• Hurricane and Flood Recovery Information: www.lsuagcenter.com/en/family_home/hazards_and_threats/recovery_assistance/
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