How to Help in the Aftermath of Sandy

Dear members,

Hurricane Sandy is one of the largest and most expensive disasters to ever hit the United States. It has had a direct impact on nearly one-third of Americans. Lives have been lost and the human suffering is immeasurable.

APA is reaching out to affected members and their communities. Our assistance efforts will be modeled somewhat on our continuing post-Katrina assistance program. But while Hurricane Katrina devastated an area the size of the United Kingdom, Sandy's impact area is closer to the U.K. and France combined, with a population larger than Canada's.

Please visit our website frequently to follow and take advantage of opportunities to participate in our assistance efforts.

I also encourage you to make a tax-deductible contribution to APA's Planning Foundation Disaster Relief fund. Your gifts, which were essential to our post-Katrina efforts, will be equally important to our coming work with chapters, divisions, and partners in service to communities now in need. Please be generous.


W. Paul Farmer, AICP

W. Paul Farmer, FAICP
Chief Executive Officer
American Planning Association

APA Resources

APA Recovery Workshop Planning in a Post-Sandy World

Read more about the Planning Foundation of APA

Learn about the Foundation's Disaster Relief and Post-Disaster Planning efforts

Make a donation to the Foundation: or

Keep up with APA's assistance efforts at our Recovery News blog.

A view of the destruction in coastal New Jersey

Image: A view of the destruction in coastal New Jersey. Photo U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson.