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Emergency Disaster Services Updates

October 31, 2013

The Salvation Army Continues to Serve Survivors One Year After Hurricane Sandy’s Landfall

This week marks one year since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. The Salvation Army continues to have boots on the ground, serving affected residents statewide.

Starting last October with food and beverage services, The Salvation Army expanded aid to first responders and Sandy survivors through its Emergency Assistance Centers in Ortley Beach and Hazlet. Each location offered clothing, cleaning supplies and small home goods at no cost to those affected by the storm.

As needs began to change months after Sandy, generous donors allowed The Salvation Army to fund the following services:

  • Disaster case management
  • Emotional and spiritual care counseling for individuals and families
  • Rebuilding efforts and repair costs
  • Purchase of major home appliances and furniture
  • Rental assistance
  • Food and clothing needs
  • Linking storm victims to government and disaster recovery agencies

As of September 30th, 2013, The Salvation Army has raised $3 million and expended nearly $2 million for the above services and more. Since Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey, The Salvation Army has served 45,889 individuals statewide.

The Salvation Army’s Stage III recovery efforts will extend to at least September 30, 2014. Though a year has passed since Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, The Salvation Army’s commitment to those affected is far from over.

Stacie Mesuda from the Office of the Governor presenting a flag and letter on behalf of Governor Chris Christie in recognition of The Salvation Army's continued services to Hurricane Sandy survivors. It is our honor to provide these services, and we look forward to providing further relief in New Jersey! Also pictured are Captain Keith Maynor, Youth & Candidates Secretary, and Brenda Beavers, Human Services Director. Click the photo to view letter from Governor Christie.

The Salvation Army continues to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. If you need assistance, please call The Salvation Army Helpline at 1-888-247-0100 to find out about available services.

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