Disaster Update: New Jersey Service Centers

New Jersey – The American Red Cross will open two new service centers in the southern New Jersey region, one in Toms River and one in Atlantic City, for people whose homes are unlivable due to Super Storm Sandy.

Toms River
Thompson Hall at First United Methodist Church of Toms River
129 Chestnut St

Atlantic City
Main entrance of Bader Field
545 N. Albany Ave.
Atlantic City

They will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 1, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

Those whose homes are unlivable can meet with caseworkers to make recovery plans and learn more about the next steps they need to take. They will also be able to get current information on government resources and how to connect with resources in their areas. Health and mental health workers will be available to address emotional and health concerns. The sites will also have meals and other relief supplies for members of the public who need those items.

Services will be identical in both locations, which are handicapped accessible. People should bring some proof of their pre-disaster address, such as an ID, power bill or cable bill.

If people cannot get to either of the service delivery sites, they can call their local chapter or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Red Cross continues to provide mobile feeding in targeted areas. Anyone who knows of urgent needs for meals or other services is asked to call 2-1-1 so the Red Cross and its partners can identify where needs still exist.

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