Red Hook Autumn: Losing and Gaining Power During the Disaster

Friday, January 18, 2013

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Brooklyn’s Red Hook Initiative (RHI), one of the three winners of the 2012 NYCT-New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards, became a hub of emergency disaster relief for their entire neighborhood. In a new blog post, RHI Board President Lisa Cowan shares the story of their hurricane relief efforts and how a small community-based nonprofit used their management practices and institutional focus to go above and beyond their mission.

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