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Responding to SuperStorm Sandy
Last week we took a big hit.
This week we’ve begun to recover.
If you want to help, here’s how you can do it.
Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey has created the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund to help those whose lives were disrupted by the devastating storm. 100% of all donations will be used for aid.
Ask for Help
Jewish Federation’s Bonim Builders is working with Nechama, a national non-profit Jewish disaster response organization as well as with other New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOADs) to address requests for volunteer assistance for storm-related home/property clean up – tree work, flooded structure and/or debris removal.
If you came through Sandy having sustained disruption to life and/or business, here’s information you need to know:
FEMA storm related financial assistance information
The first step: register now with FEMA to start receiving help.
Disaster assistance may be either financial or directed to those whose property has been damaged or destroyed is in a federally-declared disaster area, and whose losses are not covered by insurance. Help from FEMA is meant to help with critical expenses that cannot be covered in other ways.
Apply via smartphone: m.fema.gov
Apply by Phone: 800 621-3362 or TTY: 800 462-7585.
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses losses. For more information visit www.sba.gov.
Filing Insurance Claims after Storm
If you have any questions about insurance coverage in your policy, or if you need help with a problem regarding your claim, contact the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, 800 446-7467 www.dobi.nj.gov.
If you need help, please call the Nechama Hotline – 201-399-2012. Leave your name, phone number, information on the nature of the damage (tree work, flooded structure, or debris removal). Someone from Nechama will get back to you. If Nechama is unable to respond to your request, the information will be shared with other faith based/voluntary organizations experienced in disaster relief who may have additional resources.
Jewish Federation and our community centers are in the process of organizing a collection of food (non-perishable please), baby basics, and cleaning supplies. We will send you more information as we have it.
Give - Drives
You can still play a role in helping so many people by collecting the following items:
Please do not hesitate to email Alice Blass email@example.com to inquire as to where these items can be donated.
Thanks to everyone for your help and support.
Together, we make a difference!