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Sandy EbbitW back 150x150Helping families on Staten Island after Sandy

Over 4 feet of water streamed in under the door, soaking through furniture and infrastructure. Now the house (pictured to the left and below) is gutted, waiting for repairs as the family continues life in temporary housing where they have been over 5 weeks now. Another family faces a tough decision whether to demolish or try to rebuild their home that barely passed inspection, as future income is uncertain and insurance cannot cover all the repairs, the two family cars submerged, not to mention daily necessities and belongings that were lost. These are just two examples of the hundreds of families struggling to recover on Staten Island, one of the areas of New York hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy. AVSI-USA is partnering with the Church of St. Clare, whose volunteer relief team is answering the needs of over 100 families in their neighborhood and those closeby.


Neighbors are reaching out to help each other, but when an entire neighborhood has lost everything, an extra hand is needed.


You can give today through AVSI-USA, and your donation will be directly disbursed to families based on needs assessments carried out through outreach visits, helping to provide for immediate needs such as food, warm clothing, diapers, hygiene and medical supplies, as well long-term assistance for those who have lost everything.


 St. Clare's is supporting families close to the coast, including many whose homes are seriously damaged like the one pictured below:

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How you can help


To coordinate an event, contact Kristin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Or donate directly:

 - Online by credit card through the secure PayPal button on the left.

 - By check to AVSI-USA, 529 14th St. NW, Suite 994, Washington DC 20045

 Specifying “Sandy” as reason for donation.