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Hurricane Sandy - Resources

November 05, 2012

Many employees of Genesis HealthCare were deeply affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Here are 4 ideas that you and your family can check out.

1. We invite employees to visit federal emergency sites to learn how to apply for federal assistance:

2. Your state’s 2-1-1.  For example, here is the link to Connecticut’s: http://www.211ct.org/Disaster/hurricane_tornado.asp
or Rhode Island’s: http://www.211ri.org/

3. Look up specifics on the internet such as local shelters, food banks, road closures, power companies, etc.

4. Individual State information.  For example, here is a list for New Jersey:

NJ 2-1-1 Hurricane Response and Recovery
http://www.nj211.org/hurricane.cfm
NJ 2-1-1 List of Open Grocery Stores
http://www.nj211.org/images/HurricaneSandy/NJOpenFoodStores.pdf
Apply for Federal Assistance
http://www.fema.gov/apply-assistance
United Way of Northern New Jersey
United Way of Northern New Jersey directs residents to its partner agency NJ 2-1-1 for road closures, transit information, and shelter locations.  Residents can dial “2-1-1”  for help in finding available assistance services or volunteer opportunities.
Another valuable resource for alerts about local conditions in northern New Jersey can be accessed at http://www.nixle.com or by sending your zip code by text to 888777 for automatic notifications. 
http://www.unitedwaynnj.org/
Emergency Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
DUA is available to residents of Atlantic County, Cape May County, Essex County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County and Union County.
http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/ui/ui_index.html
Road Closures and Transit Information
http://www.511nj.org/
CDC Clean Up Guide
http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/cleanup/facts.asp
Protect Yourself from Mold
http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/mold/protect.asp
Union Plus $500 Grants
Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to help participants in the Union Plus Credit Card, Insurance or Mortgage programs who are facing financial hardship because of recent severe weather.
http://www.unionplus.org/sandy
United Way Sandy Recovery Fund
The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund was established to address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of individuals, families and communities along the Eastern Seaboard that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. Contributions to the Fund will be used by local United Ways in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia to address hurricane recovery needs in communities that FEMA has declared disaster areas.
https://donate.unitedwaynyc.org/page/contribute/uwsandyrecovery
Wi-Fi Access
Comcast hotspots across NJ currently free. Map and login info here:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57543181-94/comcast-offers-free-wi-fi-service-to-all-in-sandys-path/
Open Gas Stations
http://mappler.net/gasstation/
Sandy New Jersey Tumblr Resources List
http://njsandyresources.tumblr.com/