November 1, 2012

The devastating impact of this week’s historic storm is now apparent to all New Jerseyans, from Bergen to Cape May, from Trenton to Point Pleasant. Many of us without power are just now catching glimpses of the images of destruction. I know that neighbors are helping neighbors. Everyone in Jersey will lift each other up, and many others will lend a hand.

Prayers for those lost, praise for first responders and strength to all. Storms pass. New Jersey will recover.

“Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us. This pier lights our carnival life forever.” – Bruce Springsteen

NJ Recovery Resources


FEMA disaster assistance: 1-800-621-3362. Find open shelters by texting SHELTER and a zip code to 43362 (4FEMA).

NJ Office of Emergency Management Alerts and Recovery Help and Advice.

To find a Red Cross shelter, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit: http://app.redcross.org/nss-app/.


American Red Cross.

The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, 732-918-2600.

FoodBank of South Jersey, 856-662-4884.

Community FoodBank of New Jersey, 908-355-FOOD.

Table to Table: Food donations from restaurants and professional food establishments in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Essex counties, 201-444-5500 or 201-887-7839.

Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund set up by Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie.

Immediate Supplies for NJ EMS and FIRE Departments affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Jersey Cares. Coordinating volunteer opportunities.

Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund.

Robin Hood Relief Fund – Recipient of funds raised through the 12 12 12 Concert for Sandy Relief.


PSE&G: 1-800-436-7734, @PSEGdelivers

JCP&L: 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or 1-800-545-7738, @JCP_L

AC Electric: 1-800-833-7476, @ACElecConnect

Rockland Electric Company: 1-877-434-4100, @ORUConnect

Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative: 1-877-504-6463

Vineland Municipal Utilities: 1-856-794-4280