Good Dogs Aid Hurricane Sandy Survivors and First Responders
Through its Disaster Relief Division, certified Good Dog teams helped heal the survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks by visiting with family members at the Family Assistance Center at Ground Zero. Good Dog teams have responded to the needs of survivors of natural disasters including Hurricanes Katrina, Irene, and Sandy.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Good Dog’s disaster relief teams were visiting displaced residents of the Rockaways, Long Beach, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Red Hook and Staten Island within 48 hours of the storm making landfall. Thousands of people directly affected by the storm have been visited by Good Dog teams, including:
- Displaced families and high-needs medical patients staying in shelters
- Residents and FEMA workers at FEMA centers
- Those serving and being served by food and clothing distribution lines
- Firefighters, police officers, EMTs and city management staff
Good Dog teams have visited thousands of people who were directly affected by Sandy, and will continue to serve survivors of the hurricane and first responders for as long as necessary. The road to recovery is a long one, but with the help of Good Dogs, it can be a little easier.