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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Recent experience has shown that cultural institutions are particularly vulnerable during large-scale natural emergencies. Humanities NY has a unique ability to leverage its network of 5,000+ New York State nonprofits and its disaster relief experience provide an immediate and ongoing communication and planning bridge between the cultural stakeholders and traditional disaster relief organizations such as FEMA.


Overview

Recent experience has shown that cultural institutions are particularly vulnerable during widespread natural emergencies.

The unique ability of Humanities New York to leverage its own network of 5,000+ New York State nonprofits and its disaster relief experience provide an immediate and ongoing communication and planning bridge between the cultural stakeholders and traditional disaster relief organizations such as FEMA.

After Hurricane Sandy struck New York and New Jersey, Humanities NY cut its first disaster relief grant check within 13 days. We believe in streamlining processes, making it easier and faster for cultural organizations to focus on rebuilding. To stay updated on Humanities NY’s opportunities during times of disaster, join CultureAID today.

CultureAID

CultureAID (Culture Active in Disasters) was developed in direct response to Hurricane Sandy—which struck New York in October 2012—and to the increasing threat that severe weather and climate change pose to the region.

In the days and weeks following Sandy, an enormous amount of information, technical and financial assistance, and other resources were made available to affected groups and individuals. CultureAID was developed as a way to reduce redundant communications and make efficient use of the resources available. CultureAID will also help the community prepare for the next potential disaster by sharing resources and best practices about emergency preparedness throughout the year.

Cultural organizations, artists, and other stakeholders in New York City are encouraged to visit www.cultureaidnyc.com to learn more about the network.