Build For LIFE was started in 2007 following Hurricane Katrina to do two things:

1. to help rebuild the homes of disaster victims struggling with cancer

2. to empower cancer survivors, their friends, and families to volunteer on these time-sensitive and life-affirming rebuilding projects.

Since Hurricane Sandy hit the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, we have expanded our mission to include disaster survivors struggling with other life-threatening diseases such as Leukemia and HIV/AIDS. We have also expanded our outreach to these survivor communities by empowering them to volunteer their time, money, and passion to help those afflicted with similar diseases, who are also struggling to rebuild following Hurricane Sandy.

Build For LIFE operates as a division of New York Says Thank You Foundation, a nationally recognized 501c3 disaster relief organization (EIN #20-1553830).

To help us rebuild the homes of cancer patients, persons battling leukemia, and persons living with HIV/AIDS whose homes were destroyed in Hurricane Sandy in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, donate to Build For LIFE's Hurricane Sandy GoFundMe Challenge by Clicking Here!

To submit an application for disaster assistance, please download, complete, and return this form to

If you would like to volunteer with our Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Projects, please volunteer by Clicking Here!

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Donations to Build For LIFE are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law via New York Says Thank You Foundation, a charitable organization recognized under section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue code. (EIN# 20-1554830).