Events

Mar 16 2020

To Register, CLICK HERE: https://ndin.wufoo.com/forms/q14nisth0um9kzn/ This one-day training educates religious leaders on religious literacy and competency. This is designed for religious and lay-leaders who are not interested in becoming certified disaster chaplains, but are interested in increasing their religious literacy and competency. The modules

Mar 16 2020

To Register: www.n-din.org/ndin_trainings/t4t_ESC1-1.php This three-day training prepares faith leaders or institutional chaplains to volunteer as disaster chaplains in mass-care settings or to serve as disaster chaplains within their house of worship, religious community or professional institution. The modules demonstrate how diverse religious and cultural practice

Program Areas

Advocacy

NYDIS works to ensure that the concerns of faith communities and the needs of present and future disaster survivors are addressed on a governmental and legislative level.

Communications

Communication plays a central role during all parts of the disaster lifecycle. Providing timely and relevant information before, during, and after a disaster can help to save and enhance the lives within an affected community.

Planning

Through faith-based, community, and government partnerships, NYDIS and its members provide preparedness planning, facilitate service coordination, and equip faith communities and their leaders for readiness, response, and recovery.

Recovery

NYDIS and its members work to increase community resilience and promote the development and coordination of effective recovery programs.

Response

NYDIS employs our connections, knowledge, and resources in faith communities and emergency management agencies to alleviate human suffering during disasters

Stories

Anna Kaufman

June 13, 2019

This past Sunday, NYDIS marched with over 100 of our evacuee clients, guests from Puerto Rico, NYC-PR LTRG and VOAD partners, and staff in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Our float featured the slogan “Estamos Aquí” meaning “We are here”. The phrase pays tribute to the 3,ooo Puerto Rican evacuees of Hurricane Maria and reminds the city that their need for long term relief endures.

The NYDIS float and it’s supporters walked down 5th Avenue all the way from 43th to 79th Street, dancing along to live musical performances by DJ Verseti, BRBN, Bria Lee, Bodega Bamz, Dynasty the King, and Nino Khayyam.

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Meryl Hulse

May 30, 2019

Lowell is a 70-year-old man who resides with his wife in Flushing, Queens. He worked for an advertising firm on the 12th floor of the Empire State Building when the attacks of 9/11 occurred. A veteran of the Vietnam War, and a reservist, he spent the ensuing months sifting through rubble, organizing the delivery of heavy lift cranes across the George Washington Bridge, and leading young volunteers in response operations. He slept in the Mayor’s Emergency Bunker at Ground Zero for 40 days, eventually returning home to his wife in late October 2001.

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Meryl Hulse

May 30, 2019

Images from NYDIS’ “2019 Preparedness Summit for NYC Faith Leaders” at The Salvation Army Greater New York Division’s headquarters on 04/09. A huge thank you to all clergy, community organizers, staff & volunteers from congregations & faith-based organizations who are attending today’s event and investing in building the resiliency of your house of worship or faith-based organization.

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NYDIS in the News

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Member Spotlight

Muslim Community Network

Muslim Community Network

MCN facilitates presentations that educate all New Yorkers about the different aspects of diversity within, and outside of, the Muslim faith. These workshops  increase tolerance and a foster a better understanding of the unique mosaic that is our society, ultimately making us a stronger city and nation.  MCN believes that positive perceptions of diversity, are essential to produce civically engaged citizens who will be educated, respectful and tolerant in their actions.

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