Secretary Solis Visits Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts in NY
(November 4th and 5th, 2012)
- U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis visited multiple sites in New York in support of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Here the Secretary (center) and Assistant Secretary Jane Oates visit a clothing and food donation distribution center in a hard-hit Queens neighborhood.
- Jane Oates (center), assistant secretary for employment and training, and Secretary Solis speak to New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy.
- Secretary Solis and Representative Nydia Velazquez tour a neighborhood in Brooklyn which is recovering from Hurricane Sandy's damage. The department has approved emergency funds to expedite cleanup in New York and other states hit hard by the storm.
- Secretary Solis meets with state and local officials, business owners and citizens in New York following Hurricane Sandy.
- Detritus spills from sidewalks onto the street in a Queens neighborhood damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Many residences were damaged by flooding.
- While assessing hurricane damage and recovery efforts in New York, Secretary Solis, Assistant Secretary Oates and Pastor John Brown of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church walk down a sidewalk surrounded by piles of donated clothes at a distribution point.
- Assistant Secretary Oates listens as Secretary Solis chats with a small child as his family collects food and clothing supplies at a distribution point in New York.
- Secretary Solis visits Make the Road New York, a group that has been collecting and distributing donations for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Make the Road New York is also a recipient of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.
- Piles of donated goods at a distribution point in New York bear witness to the support efforts in place for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The department has several programs to provide educational outreach and financial support.
- Secretary Solis meets with community leaders and Congressman Gregory W. Meeks at the Queens Workforce 1 (One Stop) Career Center. New York is one of several states to receive a DOL emergency grant to hire workers to assist with hurricane cleanup and recovery projects.
- Detritus lies in the street of a Queens neighborhood damaged by Hurricane Sandy. DOL emergency grants will expedite cleanup efforts in counties like this, where many residences were damaged by flooding.
- Many residences in this Queens neighborhood were damaged by flood waters and sand when Hurricane Sandy struck. DOL recently announced a $27.8 million National Emergency Grant to assist New York with cleanup and recovery efforts.