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Hurricane Sandy Resources for New Jersey Residents

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If you're in New Jersey and need assistance locating Hurricane Sandy resources, here are some links to get you started:

NJ 2-1-1 Hurricane Response and Recovery

http://www.nj211.org/hurricane.cfm

NJ 2-1-1 List of Open Grocery Stores

http://www.nj211.org/images/HurricaneSandy/NJOpenFoodStores.pdf

Apply for Federal Assistance

http://www.fema.gov/apply-assistance

United Way of Northern New Jersey 

United Way of Northern New Jersey directs residents to its partner agency NJ 2-1-1 for road closures, transit information, and shelter locations.  Residents can dial “2-1-1”  for help in finding available assistance services or volunteer opportunities.

Another valuable resource for alerts about local conditions in northern New Jersey can be accessed at www.nixle.com or by sending your zip code by text to 888777 for automatic notifications.  

http://www.unitedwaynnj.org/

Emergency Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

DUA is available to residents of Atlantic County, Cape May County, Essex County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County and Union County.

http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/ui/ui_index.html 

Road Closures and Transit Information

http://www.511nj.org/

CDC Clean Up Guide

http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/cleanup/facts.asp

Protect Yourself from Mold

http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/mold/protect.asp

Union Plus $500 Grants

Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to help participants in the Union Plus Credit Card, Insurance or Mortgage programs who are facing financial hardship because of recent severe weather. 

www.unionplus.org/sandy

United Way Sandy Recovery Fund 

The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund was established to address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of individuals, families and communities along the Eastern Seaboard that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. Contributions to the Fund will be used by local United Ways in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia to address hurricane recovery needs in communities that FEMA has declared disaster areas. 

https://donate.unitedwaynyc.org/page/contribute/uwsandyrecovery 

Wi-Fi Access

 Comcast hotspots across NJ currently free. Map and login info here:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57543181-94/comcast-offers-free-wi-fi-service-to-all-in-sandys-path/

Open Gas Stations 

http://mappler.net/gasstation/ 

Superstorm Sandy: Resource Guide for AFT Members

Sandy New Jersey Tumblr Resources List

http://njsandyresources.tumblr.com/ 

Please comment below if you know of any other resources for New Jersey residents and we'll add to the blog. 

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