HURRICANE SANDY NEW JERSEY RELIEF FUND AWARDS $1 MILLION IN GRANTS
Thirteen Grants Dedicated to Housing Assistance, Social Services and Counseling
Staff/ HSNJRF Press Release
(Morristown, NJ) - The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund is proud to announce thirteen grant awards totaling $1 million. The Fund's most recent rolling grant cycle launched in July 2013 and closed on October 3, 2013. All applicants receiving a grant were notified today as the Fund's third grant cycle concludes.
The Relief Fund announced 6 grants totaling $1.1 million in mid-September, and another $3.1 million was awarded on October 29. Today's grant of $1 million brings the amount awarded during the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund's third grant cycle to $5.2 million. With today's announcement, the Fund has awarded more than $25 million in its first year to over 90 non-profit organizations.
"I am so pleased to announce that the Fund has granted more than $25 million in the last year to New Jersey's recovery and rebuilding efforts," said First Lady Mary Pat Christie, chair of the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. "Our grantee partners have been the lifeline for so many in their communities. The valuable services they offer have impacted the lives of over 100,000 New Jerseyans. I know that for many Sandy is still very much a part of their lives and I pledge to keep making calls to raise funds and awareness for the people of New Jersey."
More information on the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund's grants process can be found on the website: www.sandynjrelieffund.org.
October 31 HSNJRF Grant Awards
180 Turning Lives Around
Serving Monmouth County
Description: 500 people will receive mental health support through creative coping outreach workshops and community interventions.
Bayshore Center at Bivalve- Cumberland LTRG
Serving Cumberland County
Description: Funds will expand staff and assist 100 homeowners with repairs and mold remediation.
Community Services Inc. of Ocean County - Shore Area Home Delivered Meals
Serving Ocean County
Description: Serve 100 homebound clients through expanded meal delivery program.
Family Promise of Monmouth County- New Beginnings: "Welcome Home" Project
Serving Monmouth County
Description: Provide case management services and help Sandy affected families return homes or into another home equipped with essential basic items.
First Presbyterian Church of Matawan- Volunteer Village
Serving Middlesex & Monmouth County
Description: Bath and kitchen upgrades so Church can host 500 volunteers per year assisting in local home repairs and construction projects.
Jersey Cares, Inc. - Sandy Service Day
Serving Atlantic, Bergen, Hudson, Monmouth, Ocean
Description: Purchase supplies, equipment and tools necessary to complete Sandy Service Day projects on October 26 and 29 to mark the Anniversary of Sandy.
Lunch Break, Inc.- Lunch Break Sandy Outreach and Mobile Program
Serving Monmouth and Ocean County
Description: Help serve and deliver an additional 10,000 meals to address increased needs in communities impacted by Sandy.
Serving Middlesex County
Description: Expand case management services and operational capacity to serve an additional 100 families.
Portlight Strategies- NJ Sandy Home Accessibility
Serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Description: Assist with the installation of lifts to help 12 people with disabilities access their homes.
Serving Gloucester, Salem Counties
Description: Help 200 families with home repair assistance, unmet needs and referrals to community resources and service providers.
Table to Table - Hurricane Sandy Relief Truck
Serving Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic Counties
Description: Provide 32,000 residents with nutritious, prepared meals in northern New Jersey.
Unity Policyholders- Roadmap to Recovery
Legal and Financial Counseling
Description: Assist 130,000 individuals with insurance claims and disputes related to Hurricane Sandy.
Visiting Nurses Assoc. of Central Jersey, Inc. - Mental Health Services Post Sandy $140,000
Mental Health and Social Services
Serving Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties
Description: Funds will cover expanded staff hours and improve the health and mental health of 2,200 kids, families and individuals.