Hurricane Sandy Relief

United States of America, Oct 30, 2012

HISG is partnering with relief efforts to bring immediate assistance to people affected by the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Millions of people on the eastern seaboard of the United States awoke Tuesday to fallen trees, flooded homes, and widespread power outages caused by a hybrid-super storm dubbed Sandy. The storm, now called a post-tropical cyclone, slammed into coastal New Jersey Monday evening, shoving catastrophic volumes of ocean water up over flood barriers and deep into coastal communities and leaving 7.5 million people without power. At least 15 people were reported killed in the United States by Sandy, one of the biggest storms to ever hit the country.

One disaster forecasting company predicted economic losses could ultimately reach $20 billion making Sandy one of the 5 most expensive disasters in US History. Sandy, which was especially imposing because of its wide-ranging winds, brought a record storm surge of almost 14 feet (4.2 meters) to downtown Manhattan, well above the previous record of 10 feet (3 meters).

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Humanitarian International Services Group (HISG) is working with several partners to identify and provide for crucial needs in the disaster zone.

Affiliated Rapid Response Teams from an HISG partner are currently pushing east from Pennsylvania and will conduct damage assessments as it is determined safe to move into areas with significant damage. Several tons of relief supplies are being mobilized for delivery into the disaster zone pending identified needs.

Please consider partnering with HISG and our partners in this initiative to serve those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Update November 8, 2012
HISG is working on shipping a container of blankets to assist displaced families as colder weather sets in on the city. Through your partnership we have already raised some of the money to cover the shipping costs. Please consider using the donation widget on the right to be a part of delivering urgently-needed help to people affected by the storm.

HISG is working with local teams to meet immediate needs in the disaster zone.