Over 700 of our active FDNY members and more than 1,200 FDNY retirees were affected by the hurricane.
Friends of Firefighters was also impacted significantly by flooding. The organization lost their entire first floor and was forced to relocate to a staff member’s home for many weeks.
In spite of this, Friends of Firefighters recognized the immediate needs of FDNY firefighters and was able to instantly jump to action. Within the first few days of the storm FoF staff & volunteers were on the ground assessing the various needs and meeting them.
- Immediate individual outreach & assessment
- Labor crews
- Donation & Distribution Center
- Housing Resources
- Trailers & Tents
- Mental Health Counseling
- Gift Card Distribution
- Kid Focused Events
Over 500 FDNY families registered with Friends of Firefighters for Sandy Relief
112 FDNY families received labor assistance from Friends of Firefighters
144 FDNY families visited the Donation and Distribution Center
Over $9,000 worth of gift cards were distributed to FDNY families
Fire departments from 25 national and international cities stayed at Friends of Firefighters and volunteered labor assistance
Thank you to all those who contributed to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, whether from near or far. Your support means so much to both Friends of Firefighters and the families you helped get back on their feet.