Hurricane Sandy deeply impacted residents of New York City and the entire East Coast. Once again, the storm revealed how much harder disasters hit socially and economically vulnerable communities.
The day after the storm, volunteers and staff from CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, were in the neighborhoods providing supplies, food and information in Asian languages and Spanish. CAAAV reached people that the Red Cross, FEMA and other agencies missed by going door-to-door. They continue to provide relief by helping community members access legal and other services.
If you want to support ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, please consider contributing to CAAAV.