Hurricane Sandy Resource Page for the Rutgers-Newark Community

Rutgers University Sandy Relief Efforts and Resource Page

As New Jersey continues to deal with the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, members of the Rutgers community are organizing and finding ways to help heal our great state and surrounding communities.

There are many ways to aid the recovery. Whether it’s volunteering at shelters for people displaced by the storm, preparing meals for distribution, gathering needed supplies and clothing, or making a financial contribution, your help is needed and appreciated.

If you need help yourself, let people know, support is available. Click below to find out more.

Rutgers University Sandy Relief Efforts

UPDATE – Volunteer Opportunity for Rutgers-Newark Students, Faculty, and Staff

The Office of University-Community Partnerships at Rutgers-Newark has partnered with The New Hope Baptist Baptist Church and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA to assist with a local Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

Located at 106 Sussex Avenue in Newark, The New Hope Baptist Church is within walking distance from the Rutgers-Newark campus. The church’s hurricane relief effort includes meal, blanket, and clothing distribution, among other recovery services.

If you or anyone you know would like to assist with the hurricane relief effort at The New Hope Baptist Church, please contact Ms. Alecia Greene at (973) 622-4547.

New Jersey Hope and Healing

Managing the Emotional Consequences of Storms and Flooding

Disaster stress that is unrecognized or unmanaged may impact our physical and mental health. Dealing with the emotional consequences soon after a disaster may help reduce the possibility of long-term problems. Recognizing and handling stress properly may help you meet the challenges of recovering from a storm or flood and reclaim your sense of control and security.

Remember that you don’t have to go and cope alone! There are several services listed to assist you in managing the emotional consequences of these events by clicking the link below. Please feel free to reach out to learn more about what behavioral healthcare services are available as your community recovers from the recent storm and flood.

Please call the Toll Free Helpline:
877-294-HELP (4357)
TTY: 877-294-4356

Online:
www.disastermentalhealthnj.com 

Other Ways to Volunteer and Make a Contribution

Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Emergency Response Hotline

United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund

FEMA and Other Federal Natural Disaster Assistance

Application for FEMA Disaster Assistance

Disaster Relief – Temporary Suspension of Federal Student Loan Payments

New Jersey Hurricane Sandy News Feed

Rutgers University News

Rutgers President Barchi Praises University’s Response to Hurricane Sandy (video)

Rutgers Provides Shelter and Solace in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Rutgers Health and Safety Officials Support Red Cross, City of New Brunswick

Rutgers-Camden Lends a Hand to Rutgers-Newark

Greater Newark Area Resources

City of Newark

Partnering Community Centers, Inc.

PSE&G (Public Service Energy and Gas)

United Way of Essex and West Hudson

State of New Jersey Resources

Department of Human Services Hurricane Relief Information

Hurricane Sandy Information Center

NJ 2-1-1 Hurricane Response and Recovery

NJ Office of Emergency Management