Mission Statement

The Lower East Side Long Term Recovery Group (the LES LTRG) is a coalition of community groups and institutions that will cooperatively coordinate our response, resources, preparedness planning and training in response to Hurricane Sandy and in the event of future disasters. Our work will focus on Manhattan’s Community Board 3 area and the immediately adjacent neighborhoods that our groups may serve.

Future disasters may be events that disrupt/dislocate residents, disrupt power, communications, transportation, cause shortages in basic goods and services, threaten life and/or the community’s built environment.

The LES LTRG is inclusive and open to community groups, organizations, and institutions that wish to be actively involved in responding and preparing collaboratively.

As such, the Coalition will address the following to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community are prepared, trained for and recover from disaster.

  1. To formulate, coordinate and provide for the dissemination of information related to Disaster Response and Preparedness that serves both residential and institutional use, collectively serving the welfare of the wider community.
  2. To formulate, coordinate and provide for a long-term recovery and mitigation in response to Sandy or future disasters, which serves both residential and institutional use, collectively serving the welfare of the wider community.
  3. To advocate for and thereby assure additional long-term assistance in the wake of Sandy or future disasters to the most vulnerable affected populations who are eligible for basic needs, referrals, and other additional needs that the LES LTRG might advocate as necessary.

Awards and Recognitions

Lower East Side Community Hero Award
The Steering Committee of Lower East Side History Month

Certificate of Appreciation
New York City Emergency Management Department