HURRICANE IRMA ASSISTANCE
How You Can Help...
National Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster (VOAD)
National VOAD members will be there providing relief and recovery for years to come, and will need your assistance. If you are an individual, please remember that CASH IS BEST at this time.
For additional information visit: www.nvoad.org/current-disasters/werespond/
The day of a disaster is not the time to prepare! Need help getting ready? Don't know where to start? Download our FREE NJ Hurricane Survival Guide to get these and other great tips at www.state.nj.us/njoem/plan/hurricanes.html today! Please share this information with your family, friends, neighbors, and community leaders.
Got pets!? Remember to include them in your hurricane plans. Visit animalemergency.nj.gov to find out more!
If you, a family member or a neighbor have special needs, be sure to visit Register Ready, New Jersey's Special Needs Registry for Disaster Planning, to get started on making your emergency plan today www.registerready.nj.gov
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency - Irma Disaster Relief
TO DONATE TO RELIEF EFFORTS
The most effective way to support disaster survivors in their recovery is to donate money and time to trusted, reputable, voluntary or charitable organizations.
Cash donations offer voluntary agencies and faith-based organizations the most flexibility to address urgently developing needs. With cash in hand, these organizations can obtain needed resources nearer to the disaster location. This inflow of cash also pumps money back into the local economy and helps local businesses recover faster.
Please do not donate unsolicited goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, medicine, or perishable foodstuffs at this time. When used personal items are donated, the helping agencies must redirect their staff away from providing direct services to survivors in order to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors.
Donate through a trusted organization. At the national level, many voluntary-, faith- and community-based organizations are active in disasters, and are trusted ways to donate to disaster survivors. Individuals, corporations, and volunteers, can learn more about how to help on the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) website.
STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES
Florida - www.floridadisaster.org
Georgia - http://www.gema.ga.gov/Pages/default.aspx
South Carolina - http://scemd.org
Alabama - https://ema.alabama.gov
NJOEM - From the NJ Office of Emergency Management
- CASH IS BEST
- Go to HELPNJNOW.org to review participating organizations monitoring or actively employed in the recovery efforts and to make a financial donation.
This website, http://helpnjnow.org/, was developed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Tens of thousands of individuals reached out to help, but there was no consolidated resource to capture all oft he ways people could assist. HELPNJ.ORG was designated to contact resources with up to date community needs in order to best respond to disasters. This site was built and is maintained by a partnership between NJ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD), the NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) and the Governor's Office of Volunteerism