Upper West Side CERT

East Village Building Collapse Relief & Recovery Information

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UWSCERT team chief Sheldon Fine (r) talks with Commissioner Joseph Esposito and team at the Lower East Side Relief and Recovery Center at Tompkins Square Library.

Reprinted courtesy of: New York Citizen Corps Communications Network

Following last Thursday afternoon’s explosion and building collapse in the East Village on East 7th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan, a reception center is open at Tompkins Square Branch Library (331 East 10th Street) from 9 AM to 8 PM. Click here (in Spanish) for a list of services being provided based on residents’ needs.

Starting Friday, April 3rd, the NYC Resident Service Center will move to Community Board 3 (59 East 4th Street). For more information and hours of operation, please call 311, visit nyc.gov or click here for flyer.

Businesses affected by the East Village collapse can email businesshelp@sbs.nyc.gov or call 212-618-8810 for assistance.

The American Red Cross of Greater New York is working with New York City to assist those affected by the East Village Building Collapse, including disaster relief management, referrals for shelters, and crisis counseling. To contact the Red Cross, call 1-877-733-2767.

LES Ready! – Lower East Side Long Term Recovery Group – is currently providing services and support to the residents affected by the East Village explosion. For more information, visit the organization’s website or contact Lilah Mejia at (212) 358-1231 / lilah@goles.org.

Donations – To make a donation, visit the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City online. At this time, please do NOT drop off any in-kind donations to the affected area(s).

Lifenet (1-800-LIFENET or 1-800-543-3638) is a free, confidential help line for New York City residents who may be experiencing emotional distress. You can call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The staff of trained mental health professionals help callers find mental health services.

For the latest information about the East Village building collapse, please visit the NYC Emergency Management homepage and NotifyNYC Twitter feed.

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