Fund in Action
Unmet Needs Committees help people bridge the financial shortfalls created by a disaster. Through the Fund, United Way of New York City recently helped launch NYDIS’ Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable.
How one community is working together to rebuild from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Fairfield County, Connecticut’s story of recovery.
New York Giant Justin Tuck set to donate $25,000 in proceeds from his annual Tuck’s Celebrity Billiard’s Tournament to the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.
About the Fund
Along the East Coast, the devastation of Hurricane Sandy upended the lives of almost eight million people and left them unable to work, without power and struggling to care for their families, and that’s if they didn’t lose everything—home, job, business, loved ones. Many of the people affected were already vulnerable—facing severe financial challenges, struggling with food insecurity and unable to meet basic needs—essentially unprepared to endure a crisis like the one we’re now facing. As we begin the slow process of recovery, hundreds of thousands of families will need assistance for months and perhaps years to come. United Way will be there to help get them back on their feet.