Friday, November 30, 2012

Saturday Hoboken Volunteer effort to get word out on aid

From the City of Hoboken Facebook page:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: On Saturday, December 1st, we will continue canvassing the city by foot, hitting every city block affected by the flooding, to post flyers with information regarding where to seek additional assistance. FEMA is still here, as well as other organizations such as AmeriCorps, Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, and Small Business Association (SBA). They are located at 59 Washin
gton Street next to Office Depot and are open 7 days a week from 9AM-7PM.

Because many in our community do not have access to social media and may not be aware of all the resources available, a team of trained volunteers will also being going door to door over the next week to assess the unmet needs of our residents whose homes were affected. If you or a neighbor are seeking assistance, please stop by 59 Washington Street or speak with the AmeriCorp team that will be knocking on doors. The team will also be reminding everyone to register any damage with FEMA, even if you made repairs on your own. The more accurate the accounting of total losses to the city, the more we can advocate for Hoboken to receive additional funding.

** VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY **
Help us spread the word. We will be meeting at 10:30AM Saturday morning at the High School (800 Clinton Street) to have a brief training on what needs can be met at the Disaster Resource Center (DRC) and what areas we will be canvassing. Then we will hit the streets to hang flyers. This is a “kid friendly” event for those looking to involve their children in helping our community.




Recovery continues and getting aid information to all residents is the current effort.