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.
HEART 9/11 spent the first quarter of the year identifying and planning projects for 2015. These projects are consistent with HEART 9/11’s mission to prepare for futures disasters, as well as ameliorating the community crisis that exists in our military veteran community. The following initiatives are focused on those 2 mission goals. These under takings not only address the housing needs of veterans but also are more comprehensive by including training and hopefully employment for these deserving heroes. Our disaster response capabilities have been greatly increased through the generous support of a few donors that allowed us to purchase large capital equipment, tools, and supplies necessary for an immediate and sustainable response. Some of HEART 9/11 ongoing projects include Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) membership, Newtown First Responder Initiative and the Selden, NY Veteran Home Build. For additional information please read the HEART 9/11 First Quarter Report