Thursday, March 21, 2013


By Joseph Geleta
on March 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM, updated March 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM
 National Donations Management Systems Remains Activated in NJ

The New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are still engaged in recovery efforts throughout the State of New Jersey for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Victims of Hurricane Sandy are urged to register with FEMA for disaster assistance before the deadline of April 1st by simply calling 1-800-621-FEMA or registering on line at Those that have registered are also encouraged to apply for and submit their Small Business Administration loan application in order to be eligible for additional disaster assistance. Information regarding SBA loans can be obtained by calling 1-800-659-2955 or visiting the website at

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc and devastation across the State of New Jersey when it struck on October 29, 2012. Since that time, the State Office of Emergency Management and our FEMA partners have been engaged in recovery efforts throughout the state. Working together, and in association with NJ VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters), County Long Term Recovery Groups have been established in areas across the state. These groups have been coordinating the disbursement of donations coming into the state from generous donors anxious to help those in need. The State of New Jersey is still accepting calls for donations to the toll free number 1-855-NJ-DONATE or email at

Another way to donate items to victims of Hurricane Sandy is through the National Donations Management Network or AidMatrix system. Anyone or any company or organization that would like to donate items can simply visit the website at in order to view what needs have been posted. Once in the site you can click on product donations in order to view the needs that have been posted by our Long Term Recovery Group donation representatives. After viewing the needs that have been listed, if you are able to donate an item or items simply click on the "donate" icon and list the items you can donate. If your items are accepted you will be contacted by one of the donation representatives from the group to arrange pick up of your items.

If you are unable to donate items to the AidMatrix system please be aware that cash donations can still be made to Mrs. Christie’s Sandy NJ Relief Fund by simply going to that website at and making your contribution. By all working together, we can help those victims of Hurricane Sandy that are still attempting to recover from this disaster. By making a donation of cash or items you can make a difference in helping a family get through these trying times.

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