Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Victims Need Your Help Now!

In New Jersey, the Christie Administration has activated a new telephone hotline for corporations, organizations, and individuals to donate goods and items to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. People may call 1-855-NJDONATE (1-855-653-6628) or send an email to to donate tangible items.

“There has been a tremendous outpouring of support from both New Jerseyans and people across America who are generously giving what they can to help families recover from this catastrophic storm,” said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. “Countless New Jerseyans have seen their homes and communities destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. This hotline will aid in the distribution of donated goods and items that will help victims of Hurricane Sandy begin to move forward. Corporations and organizations continue to give at unprecedente
d levels, and donations from individuals are particularly meaningful, not only because they help families recover, but because the thoughtfulness of the donation lifts the spirits and morale of everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy.”

Corporations, organizations, and individuals are strongly encouraged to call the goods and items donation hotline before organizing a shipment or initiating a collection drive in their community to match goods and items being collected with the needs of Hurricane Sandy’s victims. This additional State effort to collect and distribute goods and items for Hurricane Sandy victims is intended to augment and support efforts already underway locally and statewide.

This new items and goods hotline is separate from the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, previously announced by Governor Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie, which collects financial donations to aid in Hurricane Sandy relief. To make a financial contribution, people can visit, send an email to, or mail a contribution to:

Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
P.O. Box 95
Mendham NJ 07945-0095

People who wish to volunteer their time in support of Hurricane Sandy relief may call the state’s volunteer emergency response hotline at 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397) or send an email to The volunteer emergency response hotline is managed by the New Jersey Department of State’s Office of Volunteerism.

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