How YOU Can Help With Hurricane Sandy
Hi! The Yummygal here. You know how I love my beloved State Of New Jersey, our people and beauty. I mean that is truly what my blog is about and my large-scale exploration of the area. I’m trying my best to get the word out there on how we can come together and assist those in need.
In New York and New Jersey, there is a huge collaborative effort going on.
Here is some information below if you’d like to help!
If you would like to volunteer your time, food, services, etc.
NYC Occupy Sandy Relief Effort Information
This is a wonderful NY operation that needs volunteers to assist with those displaced. If you can offer food or any items, or just yourself, it is very well-needed.
- NEW JERSEY VOLUNTEERING EFFORTS
For folks in New Jersey, Rebuild the Jersey Shore is gathering up volunteers for cleanup this weekend. Also, asking for help in all trades. From marketing to general help and volunteering.
Jersey Shore Relief Effort
The above link is a start-up volunteer effort being held out of Toms River, NJ. They are trying to put together a volunteer clean-up effort for the Jersey Shore area. THIS WEEKEND. Please offer your time, if available!
Another NJ Volunteer Effort Jersey Cares.
This one is really great BELOW. InterOccupy has just set up a NJ relief network. All you have to do is just enter your email to volunteer they will give you updates and if you can help, just respond and do it!
The above link is also for the devastated areas of Ocean County and South Jersey. Drop off locations listed below for very much NEEDED SUPPLIES for Ocean County.
Valenzano Winery in Shamong is now offering to take donated items! You can do a wine tasting as well. Seems like a win/win in my book! Valenzano Winery will be making drops to shelters in Toms River area to support those in Seaside, Silverton and surrounding areas. These donations will go directly to those who need them and we are only collecting what is asked for. If you can please help Valenzano Winery will match all donations and will deliver the products with our trucks to make sure they get to those in need:
Socks, underwear, jackets, coats, diapers, baby formula, bleach, cleaning supplies, lots of garbage bags, plastic storage containers, toiletries. Cash donations will go to buy lunch for volunteers, firemen and EMS crews.
We will have a bin setup on the back crush pad for donations. Please make donations anytime during regular business hours. They need this stuff now, sooner the better.
OCEAN COUNTY: DROP-OFF LOCATIONS, NEEDS AND VOLUNTEER INFO
Simply Sun Tanning of Ocean County has generously offered space in 2 of their locations to serve as drop off zones.
Simply Sun Tanning
635 Bay Ave # 202-5 Toms River, NJ 08753
Simply Sun Tanning
1311 Rt. 37 W. Toms River, NJ 08755
SPECIFIC DONATION REQUESTS (PLEASE BRING THESE TO ANY OF THE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS)
-SANDWICH, QUART, GALLON ZIPLOC BAGS
-ENERGY AND PROTEIN BARS
-GRAB AND GO SNACKS (I.E. PRETZELS, CRACKERS, ETC)
-HEAVY AND LIGHT DUTY BROOMS
-MEALS IN A CAN
-ANY CANNED GOODS
-SHELF STABLE MILK
South Jersey Drop-Off Locations (Atlantic City) http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/southjersey/
Immediate Needs For Atlantic City Mission
Heavy Duty Trash Liners
Coats for men & women
Styrofoam cups 8 oz
Drinking cups, 12 – 16 oz size
Personal / Baby Wet Wipes
Mens underwear large, XL, 2X
Men’s white socks
Women’s underwear (size 10 and up)
Socks for women
Socks for small boys
Toiletries: soap, razors, shave cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste
Board Games – checkers, chess, puzzle books
PRE-COOKED FOOD TO SERVE 360 PEOPLE
Cooked chicken parts, any type: fried, BBQ
Sliced american cheese – 20 #
Chips – Bags of individual servings of chips
Decaffeinated cold drinks
Desserts, individually wrapped
Soup for 360 – all one kind
They can be reached at Shore Fellowship at (609) 646-4693. Ask for a Mission representative. For you to drop off NEEDED DONATIONS.
This above organization is working with the Red Cross and other organizations all over the Northeast United States.
- IN THE CENTRAL NEW JERSEY AREA and want to help?
Here’s how via Heather Alkhateeb Dunnigan
FOR LBI RELIEF EFFORTS posted from their facebook page and link here LBI Source Facebook Page.
There are currently close to 200 first responders working on the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort on Long Beach Island without water, gas or power. They’ll be making another delivery Saturday afternoon so we are collecting donations tomorrow and Friday.
Donation Drop-offs can be made at Tindall & Ranson Plumbing, 880 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540-
Friday 8am-5pm or this Saturday, Nov 3rd from 11am-1pm.
The items they’re asking for are listed below:
Zip Lock Bags
Soda/ Diet Soda
*NEW DROP OFF LOCATION ADDED* ELMER* SOUTH JERSEY
Elmer Fire Hall, 110 Penn Street, Elmer NJ
A donation drive will take place at the Elmer Fire Hall for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. We will be collecting the following items:
Mr. Clean magic erasers
Anti bacterial lotion
OTC pain medicine
Feminine hygiene products
The hours for drop off are as follows:
November 3 & 4 1pm to 4pm
November 5 & 6 10am to 3 pm
November 7 3pm to 7 pm
The collected donations will be taken to the Salem County Office of Emergency Management for distribution to the most needed shelters.
- Another Drop Off Location at Walmart in Pennsville AND Acme in Woodstown. “Stuff The Bus.” Food & Supply drive tomorrow. From 9AM to 2PM.
Current List of Shelters For Sandy in NYC NYC Shelters
Maple Shade, NJ New Drop Off Location
Plato’s Closet – Maple Shade, NJ
In an effect to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy and Rebuild the Jersey Shore, Plato’s Closet Maple Shade is collecting supplies. Please help by donating any of the following items for together we can truly make a difference:
-CLOTHING BOTH ADULT & CHILD
-NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
-SANDWICH, QUART, GALLON ZIPLOC BAGS
**********New Drop Off Location For Belmar, NJ***********
Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty today announced that a Hurricane Relief Distribution Center is now open. The Hurricane Relief Distribution Center is at the Belmar Arts Council Building at the corner of Seventh Ave. and River Rd. (608 River Rd.) and will receive donations.
There is a NJ Volunteer Hotline. If willing to give your services you can call here at 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397).
- For Pets Displaced ***IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS REGARDING HURRICANE SANDY PET RESCUE***If you evacuated your home and pets were left behind because of the hurricane, please call the Hurricane Sandy Pet Rescue Hotline: 1-855-407-4787.
Facebook Page For Those Who Need Help and Also places that are in dire need of items. Some still have soggy socks and shoes from being rescued! https://www.facebook.com/NewJerseyNeeds
This link above is assisting with folks that are being sheltered at the Toms River HS. And are in desperate need of supplies. For example, like the shoes and socks as mentioned above!! Jackets and blankets are also needed!!
Please donate blood. The RED CROSS is in desperate need. They’ve already lost 10,000 pints due to the storm in New York City alone. You do not have to be local. Go anywhere in the country to assist.
Ocean City, NJ Cleanup
From The Ocean County Police Blotter
JACKSON – Anyone who is still without water or electricity, please be advised that The Jackson Township Office of Emergency Management will be offering free heater meals and bottled water on Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (or as long as supplies last) at the Jackson Recreation Trailer, located at 95 West Veterans Highway, at the Corner of Don Connor Blvd. This offer is NOT LIMITED to Jackson Residents but to anyone in need.
For Information please call 732-928-1311 or 732-928-9414
Bad News For Seaside Heights ***SEASIDE HEIGHTS UPDATE — PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*** Direct from the Borough’s website: “UPDATE – 11/3/12 — The latest word from NJ Natural Gas is that the entire gas distribution system on the barrier island has been compromised. They anticipate 6-8 months before Seaside will have gas available. Even though these estimates are preliminary, we wanted you to know now for your long-term planning. We are coordinating with many municipalities and other agencies to allow property owners access to their properties as soon as possible. We are hopeful to have some plan and schedule for allowing people over by the end of next week. In the meanwhile, due to the fact that 80-90% of all properties in Seaside Heights have sustained some type of damage, we suggest you contact FEMA right away. Call (800) 621-3362(FEMA), give your name and property information to receive a claim number. Take care, and we will keep you posted.”
Pictures of Reeds Beach Damage Reeds Beach Damage Photos
Heart-Touching Flickr photos of Hoboken with the National Guard Hoboken National Guard Photos
List of Current Up-To-Date Red Cross Shelters Red Cross
They need donations. Blankets believe it or not since it is getting quite cold.
I will add more links and information to the site. Please check back periodically.
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