Architecture for Humanity NY and Headquarters are going to be working diligently to respond to the damage caused by Sandy. We are at the beginning stages of understanding how the organization will be able to support the recover and rebuild after Sandy. Right now the need is relief and recovery but very soon it will be long term reconstruction. Beyond the large scale water and wind damage we need to think about upgrading and restoring in a more sustainable and resilient manner. We want to make sure that communities are built back better and you can read Architecture for Humanities reconstruction plan here.
Our immediate response is to gather information. To do this, we need to get on the ground and talk to people who have been affected by the storm and record the damages. We do not want to get in the way of efforts being made to provide immediate relief to these residences, but it is imperative to gain as much information as possible now.
In order for you to help us with these efforts, you must fill out the volunteer form found here for the Chapter Network and sign the volunteer waiver and we will contact you to begin our assessment and information gathering.