Fund in Action
A family whose home was flooded by Sandy – YouthBuild Long Island, a United Way sponsored program that trains at-risk youth for construction jobs, stepped in to help.
Fifty college students helped communities affected by Sandy recover as part of Spring Fix, a MTV and United Way Alternative Spring Break, and found their own lives changed for the better.
Thanks to your support, the Lighthouse Mission is re-opening its doors and is able to continue feeding the Coney Island community again.
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.