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Emergency Disaster Services Updates

October 30, 2014

The Salvation Army Continues to Serve Hurricane Sandy Survivors Two Years After the Storm

As we pass the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy—the unforgettable storm that devastated the lives of thousands of people and businesses in the state of New Jersey—we, at The Salvation Army, want to reaffirm our commitment to the community. In times of crisis, The Salvation Army is always among the first to respond with immediate relief. In fact, we are one of a few agencies that are able to serve in ALL phases of a disaster. Since October 2012, The Salvation Army has made a tremendous impact statewide; with the help of generous donors like you, we were able to provide services to nearly 60,000 individuals—including food, shelter, clothing, home repairs and supplies, furniture, assistance with utility bills, groceries, transportation, clean up and linens—with more than 25,000 volunteer hours logged to date.

The Salvation Army’s commitment to those affected is far from over. With a storm as devastating as Sandy, we understand that the community will require years to fully recover, and The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to serve the long-term needs of our neighbors. With our current resources, we are able to continue our commitment to long-term recovery in New Jersey.

We know from more than a century of providing emergency disaster relief in the United States and around the world that many Hurricane Sandy survivors will have needs for years to come.  Even after recovery is completed, the doors of our 28 local Salvation Army Community Centers are always open, and we will continue to serve as long as there is a need.

If you or someone you know still need assistance, please call The Salvation Army Helpline at 1-888-247-0100 or visit our website at SalvationArmyNJ.org.

Blessings,

Donald E. Berry, Major, Divisional Commander
The Salvation Army New Jersey Division

 

Governor Chris Christie, First Lady Mary Pat Christie, and our team members in Union Beach on the 2nd Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

(L) Major Betty Israel and Disaster Case Manager Rebecca Grandinetti pose with First Lady Mary Pat Christie at the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group 2nd Anniversary Program. Major Israel is the Emotional and Spiritual Care Coordinator for our Sandy Long Term Recovery effort. (R) Rebecca and our community partners pose with the First Lady.

On September 15, 2014, The Salvation Army welcomed home the Tonne family, Hurricane Sandy survivors, to their beautiful house in Union Beach. We partnered with several organizations including the Monmouth County Long-Term Recovery Group, Catholic Charities and more to assist with their transition. The Salvation Army New Jersey Division is committed to long term recovery for Hurricane Sandy survivors.

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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