Responding in Local Communities

What Community Leaders Are Saying

Pastor Connie Hulla
Coney Island Gospel Assembly, Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn
“Seeing that Red Cross truck sends a message of hope to the community; it tells us that we are not abandoned.”

NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabo, Jr.
15th District, representing hard-hit Queens communities including Howard Beach, Broad Channel and much of the Rockaways
“I greatly appreciate the dedicated efforts of the Red Cross throughout the Sandy affected communities within my district. My constituents are thankful that the Red Cross is continuing the tradition of assisting others in their time of need. I know people are being taken care of when I see that truck with the big Red Cross on it.”

U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
NY-8th Congressional District, includes parts of Brooklyn and Queens
"The American Red Cross has provided Brooklyn and Queens residents with over 1.6 million meals and successfully assisted many families with obtaining long-term housing and shelter in the months since Superstorm Sandy. The communities I represent in the Congress are thankful for the assistance that has been provided, and we look forward to working closely together with the Red Cross to address the significant challenges we continue to face on the road to complete recovery.”

NY State Senator Andrew Lanza
24h District, representing hard-hit communities in Staten Island
“Hurricane Sandy dealt a devastating blow to the Staten Island Coastline. In the weeks and months after the storm came ashore, the Red Cross has been a vital partner in supporting the ongoing relief effort on Staten Island. Points of Distribution across Staten Island have distributed tens of thousands of items to the most affected communities with the direct support of the Red Cross supply chain. Red Cross volunteers responded from across the nation in our time of need. Their tireless dedication to the needs of Staten Island is greatly appreciated. It has been a privilege to work with the Red Cross as we continue to help people get back on their feet.”