Super Storm Sandy Recovery

Regaining Normalcy After Super Storm Sandy

On October 29, 2012, Super Storm Sandy hit Long Island and left a devastating impact in its wake.

Thousands of individuals and families were impacted by the storm's fierce winds and immense flooding. Beyond the power outages and flood waters that accompany super storms, Long Island families were left with deeper devasation... damaged utilies, rotted wood, mold, separation of family members and few options of places to live during home repairs. Today, families are still feeling the effects of Super Storm Sandy, many whose homes are still in a state of disrepair.

Thanks to the generous funding from the Robin Hood Foundation, United Way of Long Island has helped 750 families - and counting - repair and rebuild not only their homes, but their lives. Meet a few of the people we've helped:

Maureen of Lindenhurst

John of Mastic Beach

Bosede of Freeport

Freddy of Island Park


United Way of Long Island is grateful for the generous investment the Robin Hood Foundation has made to respond to the needs of financially fragile families across the region who have been impacted by Super Storm Sandy. Grant support has provided needed assistance for hundreds of lower-income and working class families helping them to regain a sense of normalcy in their lives by replacing home contents, home appliances and repairing homes through construction activities.