Sandy Service Opportunities
In the wake of SuperStorm Sandy, many in New Jersey are looking for ways to support their neighbors as they recover from the storm’s devastation. Below are a few ways you and your congregation/organization can help.
In-Kind Donation Opportunities:
(Please contact Joy Blazak for specific needs and delivery information before you begin collecting any of the items below):
Currently, there is a need for the supplies listed below in Ocean and Monmouth counties:
- Building supplies
- New linens
- Laundry and Dish Detergent
On-Going Volunteer Opportunities:
- Relief center volunteers (Ocean County) willing to commit to a regular volunteer schedule
- Individuals and groups willing to do light office work, assist with volunteer hospitality (such as cooking and serving meals), and/or sort and organize donations.
- Certified electricians, plumbers, and technicians willing to donate their time
- Individuals with specialized skills (legal services, case management, counseling) willing to donate their time
- Individuals willing to go door-to-door in affected areas to help gather information.
One-Day Volunteer Opportunities:
- “Hand in Hand” Sandy Service Days! One day each month we gather to offer a helping hand to our neighbors affected by Sandy. These events are open to volunteers of all ages. Check our LSMNJ Events page for dates..
- Rebuild and community clean-up projects.
- Cards of encouragement for survivors and those assisting them.
A “thank you” letter from a recipient. Read it here.
TRENTON, N.J.–Repairing or rebuilding your home following Superstorm Sandy can be a complicated and expensive process, but having your home thoroughly inspected and making all necessary repairs are critical components of the recovery process.
While much of the damage from a storm such as Sandy is visible to the naked eye, hidden damage may exist that can pose a safety hazard to residents and/or compromise the integrity of the structure.
LINCROFT, N.J. — With the 2013 hurricane season less than a month away, now is the time to update or make a disaster preparedness plan for yourself and your family. The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges all New Jerseyans to assemble a disaster preparedness kit, make a plan and be informed of the risks before the start of the hurricane season.
The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October.