Blog Category: Community Rebuilding and Recovery
United Way partnered with MTV and mtvU, the network’s 24-hour college channel, to host “Spring Fix,” an Alternative Spring Break, in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Fifty college students from across the United States traveled to New York and New Jersey to help rebuild communities devastated by the storm. “Spring Fix” kicked-off on Sunday, March 17 and culminated on Saturday, March 23 with a special concert at Six Flags Great Adventure. The week of service generated over 2,500 tweets before the on-air specials even started running. Read on to see the top 25 #SpringFix tweets. More
United Way extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut. United Way of Western Connecticut has created the 'Sandy Hook School Support Fund' that will be able to provide support services to the community that has been affected. More
With leadership from United Way of New York City, United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard have established the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to address near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane. Contributions to the Fund will be used by United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard to address recovery needs in communities that FEMA has declared disaster areas. We give our sincere thanks to United Way of New York City who will manage the regional fund.More
Hurricane Sandy has impacted millions of people in thousands of communities along the East Coast and throughout the Northeastern United States this week, and while the worst of the storm has passed, it's not over.
In the face of such devastation, 2-1-1 connects you to critical health and human services. 2-1-1 can also connect you with volunteer opportunities to help others in your community or across the country, even if you are not directly affected.More