Goodwill helps people get back into the economic mainstream. We help people rebuild their lives and move towards financial independence. While many of our programs and services are directed towards people with visible and non-visible disabilities, we actually serve a wide array of populations in the Greater New York and Northern New Jersey area – and this past year, we may have even helped out someone you know.
Hurricane Sandy left many New York and New Jersey residents devastated by destruction. We were lucky and proud to be able to step up and step in early on to help. Along with our on-the-ground volunteer work, our Sandy Relief Warehouse, our online Sandy Relief Fund and our Post-Sandy Job Fair, we also founded the GoodwillNyNj Hurricane Sandy Response Program, a program allowing Hurricane Sandy victims who needed to replace what they had lost, to shop for up to $50 worth of free clothing and household goods per family member at any of its 42 area stores.
Finally, eight months after the storm, requests for the program have diminished and we’re able to close the program for the time-being. However, in the eight months after Sandy hit the New York City metropolitan area, Goodwill served 3,862 individuals, a total of 2,162 affected families at a value of $193,086, through the Hurricane Sandy Response Program.
As it stands, Goodwill will consider requests on an individual basis. For information, please contact Martha Gotwals at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for everything you’ve done, and everything you’ve donated, that has allowed us to help.