FDNY, NYPD, PAPD and the NYC Building Trades, recognized the world over, have come to define the safety, security and spirit of New York City — these are the expert volunteers of HEART 9/11. From the ashes of 9/11, this team leverages their unparalleled experience, including the extensive WTC site response and recovery, to respond and rebuild in times of crisis. HEART 9/11 has responded to the bayous of Louisiana, the plains of Oklahoma, the streets of Port Au Prince, Haiti, and local communities following Hurricane Sandy. Our members have shared our hard learned lessons and skills.visit the HEART 9/11 website
Hurricane Harvey, the largest storm to make landfall in Texas since 1961, has left widespread damage across 50 of the state’s counties. Houston and the surrounding areas received a record 51 inches of rain causing catastrophic flooding. Water rescues are ongoing as an estimated 300,000 people are in need of temporary shelter. Millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been impacted.
Focus …Visit the Hurricane Harvey page
Restavek is a form of modern-day slavery that occurs today in Haiti, affecting 1 in every 15 children. The issue is rooted in systemic societal problems, and its existence is quite complex – spurred by harsh economic conditions, condoned by culture, and tolerated by government. The consequences and causes of restavek touch every aspect of Haitian society. In mid-2014, HEART 9/11 was contacted…Visit the Building Safe-Houses page