Relief & Recovery

Hurricane Matthew Recovery
Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew throughout the Caribbean and in the US – and particularly in Haiti, The Mayor’s Fund is directing those who can make a contribution to these relived efforts to connect with reputable humanitarian organizations working on the ground to provide critical relief to impacted individuals, families, and communities.

Learn more about organizations working on the ground in the Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort.

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Borough Park Relief Fund (Boro Park Jewish Community Council, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, American Red Cross & The Salvation Army)

In response to the gas explosion on 13th Avenue in Borough Park, Brooklyn on October 3rd, the Mayor’s Fund, the Boro Park Jewish Community Council, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, American Red Cross and The Salvation Army have launched a relief fund in support of the individuals, families and businesses impacted by this tragedy, who face unforeseen expenses related to relocation, lost and damaged property, funerals and medical care.

Learn more about the Borough Park Relief Fund.

East Village Explosion Relief Effort

East Village Explosion Relief Effort (New York City Agencies & LES Ready)

Following the tragic East Village building explosion in March 2015, the Mayor's Fund partnered with Lower East Side Ready (LES Ready) to provide direct relief to individuals and families who resided in the five buildings impacted by the blast. As of August 2015, the Mayor's Fund raised more than $175,000 from both everyday New Yorkers and corporate partners, including Con Edison, Gramercy Theatre and Irving Plaza, and Google, in support of the recovery effort. The Mayor's Fund and LES Ready worked together to distribute financial assistance to victims of the explosion, including grants to help them transition to new permanent housing, replace damaged home wares and begin to rebuild their lives.

Learn more about the East Village Explosion recovery effort.

Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Hurricane Sandy Recovery (New York City Agencies, Community Recovery Directors, Restoration Centers & Community Leaders)

Since Hurricane Sandy hit New York City on October 29, 2012, the Mayor's Fund has received over $60 million in relief contributions from 21,000 individuals and organizations and has used its unique ability to build public-private partnerships to administer aid effectively to the communities most affected. As part of the City's emergency relief and recovery operations, the Mayor's Fund received and addressed specific needs in real-time with the help of those working in impacted areas. Ongoing efforts are focusing on home recovery and rebuilding projects.

Read the press release on the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and progress in the city’s recovery and resiliency work.

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