92Y’s response to Hurricane Sandy reflects the organization’s longstanding commitment to providing long-term support, education and guidance to the members of its diverse community. Since 92Y’s establishment in 1874, we have supported the city and its inhabitants through wars, epidemics, disasters and their aftermaths. 92Y’s contributions have included bond, blood, food and fund-raising drives; the creation of a War School to train prospective soldiers in military arts like telegraphy; the establishment of canteens for soldiers; and the preparation of care packages for men on the front lines. 92Y also stepped up to the plate during post-war periods with programs like job counseling and placement, and during influenza epidemics and other outbreaks, 92Y took care of hospital- and home-bound patients. After 9/11, 92Y created the 92nd Street Y September 11 Response Fund to support 92Y services and programs that were put in place within days of the World Trade Center attack.
This has been possible because of the generous support of our community.