Daily News: Red Hook Rebounds Two Years After Sandy

Daily News: Red Hook Rebounds Two Years After Sandy

Daily News: Red Hook Rebounds Two Years After Sandy

Click here to read RHI’s op-ed in the New York Daily News

A LETTER FROM RHI’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear partners, supporters, and friends of RHI:

It’s hard to believe that it has been two years since Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast. As you well know, it was a harrowing and life-changing time throughout Red Hook, and for us at the Red Hook Initiative (RHI). The storm took away many things, but it brought us a renewed commitment to our mission and a host of new friends and allies.

At RHI we have always believed in the power of Red Hook residents taking charge of their community and looking out for one another. The storm underscored this belief and showed us that a community’s connectedness is as important as any seawall or evacuation plan in dealing with disasters.

We wrote this reflection on the power of community connectedness, which ran in the New York Daily News over the weekend.

As we look ahead to a better and stronger neighborhood, we want to also take this moment to thank those of you who have played a part in RHI’s journey.

In solidarity,

Jill Eisenhard
Founder & Executive Director

Watch this great video on Nationswell.com about Red Hook WIFI and Digital Stewards

Thank you to Nationswell for featuring our work.

Red Hook at the People’s Climate March

Red Hook represented at the People’s Climate March Sept 21! RHI Staff joined Red Hook Local Leaders and local residents to demand that our world leaders take action to halt climate change and environmental injustice. Check out the video: