1 November 2012 Hurricane Sandy Resource List FEMA Disaster Assistance: Apply for Assistance Online: or Call Shelters: search for open shelters by texting SHELTER and a Zip Code to (4FEMA) Disaster Recovery s (facilities providing information and resources on FEMA and other disaster assistance programs): search for a disaster recovery center by texting DRC and your zip code to (4FEMA). **See list of FEMA Disaster Recovery s in NJ at the end of this document. RUMORS: FEMA is NOT distributing cash cards or food stamps to victims of Hurricane Sandy. o FEMA's Individuals and Households Program does not provide food assistance or a $300 food voucher. o If you are a survivor in a declared county and have losses other than food, including damage to your home, personal property, or vehicle, you can apply for assistance online or on the phone (see above). US Environmental Protection Agency: US EPA is assisting FEMA in Hurricane Sandy Response ONLINE: EPA s hurricane hotline: For alerts, sign up at: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/usaepa/subscriber/new?topic_id=usaepa_519 DISASTER RELIEF JOB OPPORTUNITIES Passaic 's One Stop Career $9/hour up to 12-hour shifts, weekly pay Work up to 7 days/week Accepting applications at 16 Belmont Ave. in Paterson or call MUST HAVE 2 FORMS OF ID Transportation to job sites will be provided VOLUNTEERING Habitat Bergen Habitat Bergen participating in the Hurricane Relief Charity Event in Moonachie, NJ to raise funds and distribute supplies to Bergen victims devastated by Sandy. WHEN: Sunday November 18 th, 10 am 2pm WHERE: Habitat Bergen, 690 Kinderkamack Road, Suite 300, Oradell, NJ DONATE: Cleaning Products VOLUNTEER: Contact Christina Dello Buono at Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels Needs 20 volunteers with their own vehicles to deliver meals to home-bound residents in southern Bergen who were affected by the hurricane.
2 Deliveries start at 1 pm on the following dates: November 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23. Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels address: 100 Madison Avenue Westwood, NJ To volunteer contact Jeanne Martin via at Volunteer of Bergen Volunteer Registration Form: Updates via Facebook page: Habitat for Humanity NYC Several on-going projects Updates via Facebook page: To volunteer Contact: American Red Cross Providing immediate assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Hotline: Salvation Army of New Jersey Requesting disaster response volunteers Individual volunteer application form can be found at Any organized groups (for example Service Clubs, Corporations, Churches etc.) interested in volunteering for the relief effort should contact Judith Anderson at or via at FOOD AND CLOTHING Father English People s Choice Food Pantry LOCATION: 435 Main Street, Paterson, NJ CONTACT: Carlos Roldan at or [ or Contact Carlos Roldan to set up delivery, (973) x533 IN NEED: For those in need of food and warm clothing, the Father English Emergency Food Pantry is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the clothing boutique is open Monday- Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. TO DONATE: Father English is currently accepting donations of food (perishables and nonperishables for now) and winter clothing to help those in immediate need after the hurricane. CUMAC Food Pantry LOCATION: 223 Ellison Street, Paterson NJ CONTACT: (973) IN NEED: In the wake of hurricane Sandy, CUMAC s food pantry has been open daily from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. welcoming anyone in need of food. Pick up food referrals from DHHS, 125 Ellison Street (First Floor) Paterson NJ, Mon-Fri 8:30 am 4:30 pm, DONATE: For those looking to donate, CUMAC is in need of the following items: canned protein, non-perishable food, manual can openers, diapers and baby formula, batteries, crackers and warm clothing (preferably unused).
3 Passaic VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) LOCATION: 189 Berdan Avenue, Wayne NJ CONTACT: DONATE: Food donations are accepted from 3:30-4:30 p.m. daily VOLUNTEER: For those interested in volunteering, call or for further information. Bergen Donation s LOCATIONS: Community Transportation Essex Street, Lodi NJ St. Margaret of Cortona Church 31 Chamberlain Ave, Little Ferry NJ Midland Park Senior Street, Midland Park NJ DONATE: Drop off new clothing, non-perishable food, hand sanitizer, pet food for dogs and cats, and gift cards from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Community FoodBank of New Jersey LOCATION: 31 Evans Terminal, Hillside NJ DONATE: The FoodBank is seeking canned tuna, soup, fruit and vegetables, meals in a can, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, cereal, baby food in non-glass jars and diapers. REF: Powerhouse Christian Church LOCATION: 500 West Main Street, Wyckoff NJ DONATE: Collecting non-perishable food, diapers, garbage bags, work gloves, buckets, mops and monetary donations. Drop off items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon Sundays. LEGAL SERVICES Disaster Legal Services toll-free hotline number available for survivors in New Jersey facing legal issues due to Hurricane Sandy Hotline Number: Contact: Andrea Hoaglin by phone: or ADDITIONAL SUPPORT RESOURCES: Finding an Open Shelter (American Red Cross) Search by city, state, or zip code. List updated every 30 minutes by the National Shelter System. for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Source for life saving health related information CONTACT: ,TTY or Disaster Distress Helpline Year-round disaster crisis counseling (toll-free, multilingual, 24/7 access) CONTACT: or Text TalkWithUs to 66746
4 Assistance for Businesses and those left unemployed by Hurricane Sandy 1. Unemployment Assistance The first step in applying for disaster unemployment assistance is filing an unemployment claim. File claim online (recommended method) at or by phone at North Jersey (201) Central Jersey (732) South Jersey (856) Claim must be filed by December 3, Temporary Location or Temporary Employees Use phones, photocopiers, and fax machines at your local One-Stop Career Funds are available to hire workers for many temporary jobs associated with disaster recovery. Workers can be found through or by calling this help hotline: Restarting a Business Call the New Jersey Business Action at The center is open Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Spanish-speaking agents are available. 4. Additional Resources for Businesses Hotline: FEMA Disaster Recovery s in New Jersey (11/09/12) DRC # and City Address Opening Date Closing Date DRC #1 Cape May Cape May Cape May Courthouse Public Library 30 Mechanics Street, Cape May, NJ November12 DRC #2 Ocean Brick Brick Township Civic Ctr. 270 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ November12 DRC #3 Middlesex Sayreville Sayreville Senior 423 Main Street, DRC# 4 Hudson Jersey City Jersey City Museum 350 Montgomery Street, DRC# 5 Monmouth Leonardo Henry Hudson Trail Activity 945 Highway 36, 07737
5 DRC# 6 Bergen Hackensack Bergen Plaza 1 Bergen Plaza, 4th Floor, DRC #7 Somerset DRC #8 Union DRC# 9 Atlantic DRC #10 Cumberland Somerville Springfield Atlantic City Bridgeton Somerset Human Services 27 Warren Street, Chisholm School Community 100 S. Springfield Avenue, Atlantic City Convention 1 Convention Blvd., Room 201 Atlantic City, NJ EMA Office - Lower Level 637 Bridgeton Avenue, DRC #11 Monmouth DRC #12 Gloucester DRC #13 Salem DRC #14 Passaic DRC #15 Morris Union Beach Gloucester Salem Passaic Morris Union Beach Municipal Building 650 Poole Avenue Union Beach, NJ Government Services Building 1200 North Delsea Drive Clayton, NJ Penns Grove EMS25 East Griffin Street Penns Grove, NJ Passiac Department of Health 317 Pennsylvania Avenue Patterson, NJ Morris Plains Community 51 Jim Fear Drive Morris Plains, NJ November12 9November12 9November12 9/November/12 9/ November /12 MDRC #3 Hudson Hoboken Adjacent to Police Department 94 Washington Street, / November /12