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Hurricane Sandy - Various Aid & Information Links (Part 3)

To those who have been affected by the storm and its aftermath, please accept our sincere condolences and best wishes. If there is anything we might be able to do in order to help you and yours get through these times, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope the following information proves useful.

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Ways you can help

Are you looking for a way to help in the recovery efforts in Monmouth and Ocean counties? If you want to volunteer, or donate goods and/or services, check out the resources below.

Are you part of an organization in need of volunteers or donations to serve those affected by Hurricane Sandy, email specifics to

For urgent and immediate health and safety issues:

Call 911.

For non-immediate health matters or other assistance:

Call 211 or go online at for help with non-emergency issues, including basic human needs, support for seniors or persons with disabilities, children, or mental health issues.

To file a claim with FEMA:

Call 800-621-FEMA (800-621-3362). Make sure you register with FEMA. A printable form is here:

To report a downed electrical line:

Contact your local energy provider (info below). Be prepared to give the nearest cross street or the number of a nearby pole that has not been damaged and is away from any downed wires; the pole number can be found on the metal tag attached to the pole.

PSE&G: 800-436-7734

Jersey Central Power &Light (JCP&L): 800-662-3115 Atlantic City Electric: 800-642-3780 Orange Rockland Electric: 1-877-434-4100

To report a gas leak:

Contact your local gas provider.

New Jersey Natural Gas: 800-427-5325

PSE&G: 800-436-7734

To file an insurance claim, if you can't find the company or agent's number:

Call the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance at 1-800-446-7467 or go to

To report complaints about insurance companies:

Call the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance at 1-800-446-7467 or go to'INS'

A printable complaint form is here:

To report complaints about electric or gas utilities:

Call the NJ Board of Public Utilities: (800)624-0241 or (609)341-9188.

To report possible consumer fraud or price gouging by contractors or others:

State law makes excessive price increases illegal during a state of emergency, and for 30 days following the end of the emergency. Call the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs at 862-209-0130 or 973-220-3474.

To provide volunteer assistance in the cleanup and restoration effort:

Call 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397). Backup numbers: 609-775-5236 or 908-303-0471. Volunteers may also send an email to This service is managed by the NJ Business Action Center and the Governor's Office of Volunteerism, both divisions within the NJ Department of State.

To request volunteer assistance:

Call 211 or go online at

Extension of motor vehicle document deadlines:

To ease the burden on customers who did not have a chance to visit a motor vehicle office in October, MVC Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez has issued Administrative Order 2012-03 authorizing a 30-day extension for all driver's licenses, vehicle registrations and vehicle inspection stickers that expired on October 31.

The order is here:

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - NJ DEPs Hurricane Sandy Page - precautionary wastewater measures, how municipalities can by I Want This" apply for emergency land use permits, when to boil their water, and much more.


East Freehold Fire Company collecting donations to help out

The East Freehold Fire Company, located at 191 Dutch Lane, Freehold, will be collecting donations for neighboring towns/brother Fire Departments that have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The company will begin collecting donations starting at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at its main base. The company will also be collecting general toiletry products, canned foods, snacks, T-shirts, socks, etc.

•Also, home-cooked meals and baked goods for our shore-town Emergency Services that have been working around the clock. They will be delivered by the East Freehold Fire Company in the early evening.|

Cleaning materials needed in Monmouth County

The Monmouth County hurricane-relief center is in need of cleaning materials: Detergents, disinfectants, wipes, rubber gloves, mops and brooms, sponges, rakes and shovels, goggles and trash bags. The Thompson Park center, on Route 520 in Middletown, is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monmouth University volunteers

Kristine Turner of Monmouth University is looking to donate the services of six to 10 women athletes at the school to help an organization somehwhere in the area around West Long Branch. Please email her at

East Freehold collection point

The East Freehold Fire Company collect donations for neighboring towns and fire departments beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday at its main base at 191 Dutch Lane Road. Item accepted include toiletries, canned foods, snacks, T-shirts, socks, etc. Home-cooked meals are also accepted in the early evening for emergency workers. Cal Rick at (732) 740-5576 with any questions.

Donation site planned in Deal

Children in the Deal community have organized a drop-off location from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the old Boy Scouts building at the corner of Deal Road and Monmouth Road, opposite the police station. Bring bottled water, non-perishable food, new clothing, blankets, personal hygiene items, baby items, sheet and pillow, and batteries.

For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, please call Joe Betesh at (732) 284-6641.

Donation center in Deal needs supplies

A collection will be held at the Old Boy Scouts building at the corner of Deal Road and Monmouth Road in Deal on Sunday, Nov. 4 from noon to 4 p.m.

The following items are needed: bottled water, non-perishable food, clothing, blankets, personal hygiene items, baby supplies, sheets/pillows, batteries.

For more information or if you would like to volunteer please call Joe Betesh at (732) 284-6641.

Cleaning supplies needed

The Monmouth County Hurricane Relief Center is in need of cleaning materials: detergents, disinfectants, wipes, rubber gloves, mops and brooms, sponges, rakes and shovels, goggles and trashbags.

The Thompson Park center, on Route 520 in Middletown, is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Red Cross

To donate to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, visit our Facebook page.

Firehouse in Marlboro accepting clothing donations

The Robertsville Volunteer Fire Company will be accepting clothing donations for families in need that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Anyone wishing to donate please bring donations to the fire company at 94 Route 520. Any questions call 732-536-3565.

Middletown seeks volunteers

Volunteers who are not already assigned elsewhere should report to the Town Hall Court Room, 1 Kings Highway, Middletown, at 2 p.m. today (Saturday) for deployment. Thank you for your willingness to help.

Belmar seeks supplies, cooks

Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty Saturday announced that a Hurricane Relief Distribution Center is open at the Belmar Arts Council Building at the corner of Seventh Avenue and River Road. (608 River Road) The center is a place for the public to bring donations to assist those in Belmar affected by Hurricane Sandy. Belmar officials stressed the ongoing need for flashlights (with batteries); shelf-stable food such as canned tuna fish, peanut butter, and granola bars; baby food and toiletries.

Professional food service vendors who wish to volunteer on-site outdoor cooking operations and food service delivery should contact April Claudio at 732-681-3700.

Mayor Doherty also asked that anyone able to contribute to the financial relief effort toward Belmar’s recovery visit

Charity seeks volunteers

Operation Blessing International, one of the largest charities in America, is calling for volunteers in New Jersey who want to help residents in Bayville and Tuckerton areas who have lost or damaged homes.

Volunteers are needed to remove debris and drywall from homes and other cleanup efforts in the Mystic Island area. Volunteers should meet at 8 a.m. for orientation and safety briefing at the Old Police Station, 7 Gifford Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. Operation Blessing Intl. will provide tools. Volunteers must wear appropriate clothing such as work boots and long pants.

Homeowners can fill out work order requests starting Saturday morning at the Old Police Station (see above) or at the International Living Water Christian Center, 1103 Radio Road, Mystic Island/Tuckerton. For more info log on to

Animal Center needs supplies

The Jersey Shore Animal Center has no power and no generator as of Friday afternoon. It is cold and dark inside, the volunteers are great but the animals need help!!

They need sheets, towels, blankets anything to keep them warm. You won’t get through on the phone since they have power. They are at 185 Brick Blvd in Brick. 732-920-1600

Ocean County donation centers

According to the Ocean County Office of Emergency Management, shore residents looking to donate items to areas of Ocean County can go to the following locations after they call to find out what is needed:

•Little Egg Harbor Senior Center at 641 Radio Rd. Contact is Lt. Tom Williams at 609-276-3349.

•St. Mary’s of the Pines Church at 100 Bishop Ln. in the Manahawkin section of Stafford.

•Ocean County Hunger Relief Inc. at 917-5 Main St. in Toms River. Call 732-505-4357 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

•The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties at 3300 Route 66 in Neptune Township. Call 732-918-2600 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

•Lacey United Methodist Church at 203 Lacey Rd. in the Forked River section of Lacey. Call Linda Applegate at 609-661-1819.

•Jackson Crossings at 21 S. Hope Chapel Rd. in Jackson. Call Vito Cardinale at 917-739-1300.

•Calvary Lighthouse Church at 1133 County Line Rd. in Lakewood from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stafford shelter not accepting donations

Stafford: The Southern Regional High School Shelter is no longer accepting donations or drop-offs of supplies, including food and clothing, police said.

For more information, visit or follow Stafford police on Twitter @staffordpolice.

“Our neighbors are going to be needing help for a long time,” police said in a statement. “We are humbled and proud of the strength of our communities that has been displayed. We ask you to slow down with your eagerness to help right away. We have a long road ahead and many will need your generosity for a long time to come.”

Point Pleasant Beach clothing drive

Joanna Douglas, a teacher from Pt Pleasant Beach Elementary, is organizing a food, clothing, and shoe drive this Sunday, Nov. 4, 12-2 p.m. at the Point Beach High School gymnasium. Contact Joanna Douglas at for additional information or to volunteer.

Red Cross relief fund

To donate to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, visit our Facebook page.

Monmouth County donation drop-off site

Monmouth County has established a donation site for desperately needed items to assist the victims affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The site has been set up at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road (Route 520) in Lincroft.

The donation center is located at the service entrance of the park. It is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to receive donated items. Thompson Park is a donation site only - no distribution will be made there.

Items needed include:

»Bottled Water
» Non perishable food
» Pet food
» New clothing (especially socks and underwear)
» Blankets
» Personal hygiene items including baby items

Stafford seeks supplies

Stafford first responders are seeking donations of supplies listed below. The donations can be dropped off at the Stafford Municipal Building located at 260 Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050 in the Council Meeting Room.

Supplies needed:

Women’s and men’s underwear, socks

Baby wipes

Deodorant (men’s &women’s)




Gloves, hats, scarves, work gloves

United Way recovery fund

United Way Thursday announced the creation of the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund (#sandyfund). Contributions to the fund will be used by local United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard, to address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane.

Contributions to the Fund will be used by local United Ways in 12 states, including New Jersey. In the areas where the Fund is operating, Hurricane Sandy has affected nearly 8 million people.

Donations to the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund can be made online at A $10 donation can be made by texting the word RECOVERY to 52000. Promote the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund on Twitter using #sandyfund.

Tips box for interested volunteers:

Do not self-deploy or begin a collection without registering or consulting with a reputable disaster relief agency.

Visit or call “2-1-1” 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week for volunteer opportunities.

Stay local, and help immediate neighbors in need. For local volunteer opportunities, visit United Way Volunteer Link at

Move for Hunger

RED BANK: Sounds to Go DJs, in cooperation with Move For Hunger, is collecting food, clothing, and toiletries for locals in need. Donations can be dropped off at 21 East Front Street. Needed items are:

- Shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes

- Sanitizer, deodorant, lotion, feminine hygiene products

- Diapers, towels, clothing, blankets, pillows

- Games, toys, etc.

Source: Red Bank RiverCenter business alliance