Occupy Brooklyn: seen as more reliable than the Feds
As anyone who looked to do any volunteering at all during Sandy learned, the quickest path to helping out ran through the folks at Occupy Sandy. Not, say, FEMA or NCYHA. And sure you could take our word, the excessive popularity of our volunteer post or your own experience with who you worked with when you volunteered. But now there’s hard data in the form of an AP poll that says New Yorkers know what we all felt: we’re willing to count on our neighbors in a disaster, and they’re willing to help us out. That’s the good news. The bad? No one thinks we’re prepared for the next one. (more…)
Get paid to help NY recover from Hurricane Sandy. Photo by MTAPhotos
As predicted, Hurricane Sandy has produced a spike in jobs in New York. Governor Cuomo announced on Sunday that the Fed has allocated a National Emergency Grant (NEG) of $27.7 million to help put more than 5,000 young and unemployed New Yorkers to work cleaning up and rebuilding communities hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA will also begin replacing out-of-state employees with upwards of 700 local hires. Find out if you qualify and how to apply. NOTE: Please do NOT reply in the comments that you need a job. You will NOT get one that way. Use the numbers and links below.