TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Hurricane Sandy left in its wake a path of destruction that was beyond imagination. Now communities face the challenge of recovery as New Jersey residents try to rebuild their lives and homes. How much help provided to individuals and families will be determined, in part, by all our generosity. Now is the time for us to pull together and do our part to make a difference. The power of help is easier than you think.
We have compiled a list of organizations to help you decide how best to provide support.
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Organized by Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie, the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund supports the rebuilding of communities and lives destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Your contribution will go a long way in bringing much needed funds and resources to families and communities impacted by the devastation of the storm. And you can attribute your gift on behalf of a friend, family member or loved one. Visit www.sandynjrelieffund.org to make a donation.
NJNG’s Gift of Warmth (GOW). Thanks to the generous donations of our customers, employees and shareholders, GOW provides families in need with a basic necessity – heat to warm their homes. Every dollar raised goes directly to families in our communities. We are grateful to community members who participated in our 2013 grant-matching program and helped us achieve this year’s goal of providing a 100 percent dollar-to-dollar matching grant through direct giving of $80,000. To make a donation, call 800-221-0051.
American Red Cross. To aid in the critical life-sustaining mission of the American Red Cross, New Jersey Natural Gas provided a matching grant up to $25,000 in contributions to the American Red Cross Jersey Shore Chapter, offering support to residents most affected by the hurricane. To make a donation to the American Red Cross Jersey Shore Chapter go to www.jerseycoast-redcross.org.
Blood Center of New Jersey. The organization is holding several emergency blood drives. Visit www.bloodnj.org for more information.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The HSUS is on the ground in New Jersey to provide critical assistance for animals and families affected by Hurricane Sandy. And in its effort to help, HSUS is accepting donations at www.hsus.org. You also can text the word ANIMALS to 20222 to donate $10 to help the HSUS disaster relief fund.
Volunteermatch.org. Here, individuals looking for volunteer opportunities can log on to volunteermatch.org and plug in where they want to provide help and find a place to match their skills with the need of friends and neighbors.
Monmouth County Long-Term Recovery Group (MCLTRG). Contributions to the MCLTRG will be used by the United Way of Monmouth County to address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane. Donations can be mailed to MCLTRG - United Way of Monmouth County, 1415 Wyckoff Road, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.
Ocean County Long-Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG). Designed as a single resource for Ocean County residents, OCLTRG streamlines disaster coordination in Ocean County by sharing information, facilitating resident access to and dispersal of resources and services, coordinating recovery efforts with Federal, State and local authorities and agencies, coordinating volunteer activities and resources, and jointly resolving cases with disaster recovery needs. To donate, contact t info@OceanCountyLTRG.org or call 732-569-3484.
United Way. Contributions to the Monmouth County Long-Term Recovery Group (MCLTRG) will be used by the United Way of Monmouth County to address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane. Donations can be mailed to MCLTRG - United Way of Monmouth County, 1415 Wyckoff Road, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.
The Salvation Army of New Jersey. The organization provides opportunities for individuals to volunteer or make a donation to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Visit salvationarmynj.org or call 908-851-9300. To help support The Salvation Army of New Jersey through an online food drive, please visit www.yougivegoods.com. Donations can also be sent to P.O Box 3170, Union NJ 07083 with NJ Hurricane Sandy Relief in the memo line.
Habitat for Humanity. In its efforts to assist with the recovery process in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Habitat for Humanity is helping to address shelter, housing and rebuilding needs. The organization is seeking donations to support its disaster response efforts. Visit www.habitat.org for more information and to donate.