The Council has compiled information and resources for dealing with the affects of Hurricane Sandy.
- American Red Cross - Connecticut
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Find help and how you can help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
- Governor Malloy's Hurricane Sandy News and Information
News and announcements about Hurricane Sandy response from Governor Dannel Malloy.
Connecticut cities and towns, businesses, individuals, and non-profits in Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London Counties can apply for Federal Assistance. Apply to FEMA online.
- Department of Labor Hurricane Assistance
The U.S. Department of Labor is assisting in the recovery efforts in communities affected by this season's hurricanes.
The official benefits website of the US government informs citizens of benefits they may be eligible for and provides information on how to apply.
- United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 Hurricane Sandy Disaster Information & Resources
United Way of Connecticut's 2-1-1 provides links to state and federal disaster information & resources available to Connecticut residents regarding “Hurricane Sandy”.
- Connecticut Insurance Department
The Insurance Department is providing a dedicated “Storm Sandy” page featuring important resources for consumers and the industry.
- The 2-1-1 Barometer: Emergency Response and Recovery
The 2-1-1 Barometer utilizes 2-1-1 data and other information to explore issues affecting Connecticut residents. This edition of the 2-1-1 Barometer outlines the framework for the state's coordinated response and recovery program and includes valuable links to 2-1-1 and other preparedness and recovery resources.
- American Red Cross - Disaster Recovery Guides
The American Redcross provides extensive information that will help you to recover after a diaster or emergency.
- A state-by-state look at the East Coast superstorm
This AP 10-31-12 article briefly lists the damage in eighteen state and Washington DC.
- Better Business Bureau - Metropolitan New York
An online resource center to help consumers, businesses and nonprofits affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Ways to Help
- United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund
To respond to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, United Way has established the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund. Contributions to the Fund will be used by local United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard to address the near and long-term recovery needs of communities that FEMA has declared disaster areas.
- AARP Connecticut
AARP Connecticut announced that The AARP Foundation has established a relief fund to support victims in the U.S. devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
- Housing Needed for Disaster Responders
The tri-state area is in need of housing for FEMA disaster responders; specifically for locations within 60 miles of New York.
- Support local needs in the Fairfield County Area
Fairfield County Community Foundation lists local organizations involved in relief efforts.
- Support local needs in the Greater New Haven area
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven lists local organizations involved in relief efforts.
- LISC Emergency Relief Fund
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has set up a fund to help people in low-income neighborhoods that were affected by Hurricane Sandy get the assistance they need to recover from this disaster.
The Council is coordinating response efforts with other associations of grantmakers in our region. For information about how to help outside of Connecticut, please visit these websites: