TRENTON, N.J. — All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Centers in New Jersey will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and FEMA announced today.
Starting Friday, Nov. 23, all but one of the DRCs will go to a daily schedule of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
to assist people who suffered damage in Hurricane Sandy. The center in Bay Head will resume
its previous schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily while the curfew is still in effect.
All DRCs have representatives available to help answer questions about assistance and recovery programs.
SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) will resume their regular hours on Monday, Nov. 26.
Individuals can register for assistance and follow up on previous applications on Thanksgiving Day by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or by web-enabled mobile device
at m.fema.gov. By phone or 711/VRS, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585.
Phone lines will be open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
For more information, including Recovery Center locations:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security is in immediate need of workers to help canvass areas in NYC affected by Hurricane Sandy. They have a strong need for people who are bi-lingual. Below are the job details and information on how to apply – you will need to email your resume to them so they have your email address. They would welcome people emailing them right away – they could start the application process as early as Saturday, November 10, 2012.
Community Relations Specialist Bi-Lingual
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security has immediate openings for 300 temporary positions in all 5 boroughs of New York City. Candidates will work on foot in affected localities and communicate with persons affected by the Hurricane Sandy disaster to identify their disaster related needs and offer information on what assistance is available and how to obtain it. Candidates should possess strong computer, communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Candidates who are bi-lingual are strongly preferred. Wage is $13-$15 per hour plus overtime pay. Hours are 7 AM to 7 PM, 7 days per week. Must be eighteen years of age and a US Citizen or legally able to work in the US. A background check will be performed. FEMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, email your resume and the languages you speak to marilyn.soto with ‘Customer Relations Specialist-Bi-lingual’ in the subject line.
Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance for All Businesses available at
70 Mulberry Street 3rd Floor
New York, NY10013
Please Call for Appointment, Walk-in’s Welcome
(347) 578-2618 or (347) 668 -3805
Disaster Relief Assistance
Small Business Services Loan Assistance
One-on-One Technical Assistance
From the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), is launching mobile Application Registration Sites across New York City. FEMA will be sending trained staff out to sites for 1-2 days to guide community members through the FEMA disaster assistance application process. Disaster assistance is financial or direct assistance to individuals and families whose property has been damaged or destroyed as a result of a federally-declared disaster, and whose losses are not covered by insurance. It is meant to help with critical expenses that cannot be covered in other ways. We are seeking community-based organizations and houses of worship to host FEMA’s mobile Application Registration Sites. Please let me know if you would like to host FEMA!
Sarah Flatto | Project Manager, One NYC One Nation | NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
•212-341-9075 | •646-409-3116 | •firstname.lastname@example.org | nyc.gov/immigrants
From the Human Services Council:
As New York recovers from Hurricane Sandy, nonprofits are mobilizing to assist in immediate recovery efforts and to coordinate long-term strategies to help people rebuild. HSC is working with government, our members, and others to compile information that is helpful to the sector. Please see the updated list at http://www.humanservicescouncil.org/documents/HSC%20-%20Hurricane%20Sandy%20Resources%20for%20Nonprofits%20(1).pdf to find out how you can help and valuable resources for your organization as you participate in relief efforts. We will be updating this list periodically.
To find a list of FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers, go to http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm. If you type in New York and hit submit, the list will show all of the DRCs. Also, you may want to try the text option. New DRCs open almost every day based on demand and accessibility to survivors.
People seeking emotional help in the aftermath of a disaster can now call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 and begin the process of recovery. TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517. The Helpline is a 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or man-made disaster or tragedy.
The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling. The toll-free Helpline is confidential and multilingual and available for those who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of natural or man-made disasters, incidents of mass violence or any other tragedy affecting America’s communities. The Helpline complements the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other disaster response capacities, and is available immediately anywhere within the United States.