As the waters from Hurricane Sandy recede days following the storm, we are getting a broader sense of the destruction the storm wrought along the Eastern Seaboard on October 28-29, 2012.
As whenever disaster strikes, it will be many days before the full impact of the storm is brought to light, and which communities will be in largest need of design support as the broader reconstruction effort proceeds. However we are not waiting for the water to recede before preparing a reconstruction campaign. Our Haiti office is currently evaluating damage in the Caribbean, and Headquarters is working with our local chapters and partners such as the American Institute of Architects to launch a formal program to further identify which areas have been most severely impacted by Sandy. We are asking for your support: see below.
One thing is certain: communities WILL need professional architecture and construction assistance to rebuild.
1. Donate below to the Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction campaign:
2. If you are an architect, designer, builder, engineer, or other related professional in the region, are are able to help – email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be needing the help of dozens of local professionals as the scope of our program takes shape.
3. See our past disaster response efforts to get a sense for how we mobilize whatever funding we are able to raise for our reconstruction and resiliency programs.
4. Please also visit ArchitectsRebuild.org to learn more about how we're working with cities in the United States to improve disaster response and loop architects into the process: http://architectsrebuild.org/
Image of Ewing, New Jersey, by Flickr Creative Commons user Talk Radio News Service
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