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The HEART 9/11 Board would like to thank our members and supporters for a job well done in 2013. HEART 9/11’s response experts have been busier than ever in delivery of critical services to those most in need. HEART 9/11 is paying it forward delivering the hard learned lessons from the WTC Rescue/Recovery Mission and keeping our promise to “Never Forget”.
Hurricane Sandy Response

55 Week Sustained Response in Brooklyn and Queens, NY (10/30/12 -11/23/13)
120 homes gutted and made safe
Rebuilt 242 homes 92 more than contracted – on budget, ahead of schedule, no injuries
362 families directly assisted by the HEART 9/11 Sandy Rebuild effort

Community Outreach

Over 300 people and families directly impacted by HEART 9/11 behavioral modification services through resilience boot camps and mental health first aid education

Projects Also Completed in 2013
Manchester, CT – Staff Sergeant Sandra Lee Veteran Home Build
Fond Parisien, Haiti – Firehouse Build
Moore, OK – EF5 Tornado Response
Brick, NJ – First Responder, Chief Petty Officer Colin Redy, USCG (Ret.)  Veteran Home Build

Thanks to our volunteers (76,000 hours) and supporters – especially the Robin Hood Foundation, Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, bonds.com, Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, American Red Cross/ Brooklyn Community Foundation, Edward John and Patricia Rosenwald Foundation, Helen and Brian Rafferty Fund, Jim Colica, Jeanne and Paul Zaykowski, GB Cares, Greater NY Building Trades, Laborers Local 79, BuildingWorks, NY Cares, New York City District Council of Carpenters, we assisted thousands of individuals across the country and here in New York City.

Video courtesy of House of Nod