There are three CI programs that provide food and shelter to local residents in need. Community Lunch, with 60 volunteers this year, served lunch to 1400 people at a local church. Forty five volunteer members of Project for the Homeless supervised 2 homeless shelters for 8 months that gave a place to sleep to 45 residents. Sixty Habitat for Humanity volunteers partnered with local groups to restore houses damaged in Hurricane Sandy, Community Centers and parks. In addition, Community Impact operates a food pantry at Ford Hall on W114th St on Mondays and Thursdays.
More information on the emergency programs are found on this page http://communityimpact.columbia.edu/our-programs/emergency-services
If you are a local organization that is interested in partnering with our volunteer groups please contact our program advisor Lucia Rutter firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that while our programs serve critical needs in our area, Communtiy Impact is not an instant emergency service provider. If you or a loved one are in distress or danger and are located in the United States, please contact Public Safety at (212) 854-5555 or dial 911 immediately. If you are located outside the United States, please contact your local emergency services provider.