NYC Center Opening for Those Displaced by Recent Hurricanes

NYC Center Opening for Those Displaced by Recent Hurricanes


Tom Vencuss

10/19/2017

Friends,
 
Please find the attached announcement from the New York City Mayor’s Office and pass it on to your respective constituencies and communities.
 
The NYAC will be working with NYDIS (New York Disaster Interfaith Services) as part of this effort seeking to assist with short-term housing, emotional and spiritual care for the victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. This includes displaced individuals and families from Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean Islands.

 In discussion with the Bishop we have asked the Cabinet to reach out to our churches and pastors to help identify the following:

  • Open parsonages, churches, or other NYAC facilities which could receive and shelter persons immediately. Financial assistance may be available to churches willing to serve in this capacity to assist with increased bills they may experience.  
  • Parsonages, churches, or other NYAC facilities which could receive and shelter persons contingent upon upgrades (retrofitting or adding baths, showers, ADA compliance, etc.)
  • Families who would be able/willing to provide temporary housing in their own home
  • Families who would be able/willing to provide temporary housing in their own home with some support
  • Persons with language skills to be available to assist at Service Centers
  • Persons with language skills to be able to assist with Case Management, Emotional and Spiritual Care, etc.
  • Churches willing to serve as collection sites for specified items (only those requested by Service Centers and other providers)

Any help you could provide in identifying locations and persons to assist is critical. I am also looking for several persons to work with me on this effort.
 
Please contact me for additional information or to provide assistance services. General updates will be posted on our website.
 
With thanks, as we serve God’s people everywhere,
 
Tom

Rev. Tom Vencuss
Coordinator of Mission Ministry
914-615-2224
tvencuss@nyac.com


Files: mayor-de-blasio-announces-nyc-service-center-to-support-individuals.pdf