Long-term Recovery Groups Filling Unmet Sandy Needs

Community Partnerships Organize to Bring Their Skills, Knowledge and Expertise to Individual Long-Term Recovery Challenges

A home in Point Pleasant Borough being elevated after it was flooded by Superstorm Sandy.
A home in Point Pleasant Borough being elevated after it was flooded by Superstorm Sandy.

Sandy survivors with limited options and remaining unmet needs may find assistance through one of the fifteen Long-Term Recovery Groups (LTRGs) which have been established throughout New Jersey.

Long-Term Recovery Groups provide assistance or resources after a disaster survivor has reached the limits allowed under government-based disaster recovery programs.

The groups consist of representatives from private non-profit agencies, local businesses, faith-based groups, and government agencies who are vested in the community’s healing and regaining a sense of normalcy. 

“The NJ Office of Emergency Management supports the work of LTRGs,” said Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the NJ State Police and State Director of the NJ Office of Emergency Management.  

"We are grateful to the member organizations who have organized to lend various types of expertise and capacity to disaster survivors such as rebuilding or clean-up assistance, replacing appliances or furniture, and counseling. They are a critical part of the long-term recovery process.”

Long-Term Recovery Groups offer casework management for disaster survivors, provide construction management expertise, assist with volunteer or donations management, conduct counseling or spiritual care, and offer other types of help in removing barriers to long-term recovery.  

The LTRGs are committed to maintaining fiscal controls, reporting on the funds they receive and how they are spent, and communicating with the disaster survivors about services and resources available.

New Jersey LTRGs have received funding from philanthropic organizations such as the Robin Hood Foundation, the American Red Cross, the United Way, the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, World Renew, the Community Action Partnership and various types of assistance from private and non-profit sector organizations.  

If you have unmet needs regarding Superstorm Sandy, contact an LTR in your county at the numbers listed below or visit on the web at www.ready.nj.gov, and click on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Info.  

To contact an LTRG in Ocean County call 732-569-3484.

For information regarding Hurricane Sandy Recovery efforts please visit the following websites:  www.ready.nj.govwww.NJ211.org.  If interested in donating items for survivors of Sandy please call 1-855-NJ-DONATE or visit the webite www.ndmn.us/nj 


Cardinal December 11, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Displaced shore people need to make more noise to get this governor to finish the job here before preparing for his white house pipe dream. Suggestion: Plan to camp out and demonstrate at the capital, that might get Christie's attention or at least embarrass him.
proud December 11, 2013 at 06:44 PM
@Cardinal, are you implying that the RINO in the Statehouse has a conscience?
Linda Maloney December 11, 2013 at 08:37 PM
I'm afraid @Cardinal that this governor does not embarrass easily. I'm bothered by the fact that New Jersey is no longer a concern of his. Since his re-election, how much time has he spent here? Now his top two appointees at the NJ NY Port of Authority are in over their heads with this "Bridge-Gate". Of course the governor denied a role in this fiasco, he won't answer reporters questions and chastised the democrats for investigating this.
proud December 11, 2013 at 09:54 PM
The Governor and his fellow Democrats should be chastised!
Linda Maloney December 11, 2013 at 10:12 PM
I know @proud you call him a "RINO", but he is not a dem.. I would say he's a flip- flopper or a waffler but not a dem.. How many times has he changed his view (in recent weeks) on the Dream Act? He plays to whatever audience he's in front of. He will be leaning towards The Tea Party shortly, he can certainly use the money from Citizens United!
proud December 12, 2013 at 05:23 AM
How can one be a flip-flopper and a waffler and not be a dem? You must be dreaming @Linda Baloney-- or acting.
Linda Maloney December 12, 2013 at 07:41 AM
Are you asking me this in the form of a joke? If so, what's the punch line? Once a dreamer, always a dreamer!
proud December 12, 2013 at 07:54 AM
No, rhetorically.
Linda Maloney December 12, 2013 at 08:12 AM
Sorry for the delay, I had to look up what rhetorically means. I'm not going to argue politics with you, we will never see eye to eye on this subject. You lean a bit to the right of The John Birch Society and I'm just a dreamer!
proud December 12, 2013 at 08:38 AM
The John Birch society? Nothing could be further from the truth @Linda Baloney. You must let me know what's its like being Michael Moore's left hand? Nocturnally speaking that is.
Linda Maloney December 12, 2013 at 11:05 AM
On government issues! On social issues you come across as a progressive! O K my dear?
proud December 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM
dear @Linda Baloney, If I understand correctly, you perceive me to be a progressive socialist with a Tea Party like political slant? O K?
Linda Maloney December 12, 2013 at 11:35 AM
You are really baffling me right now! Now a progressive socialist, no just that you appear to be more progressive on social issues! You are lucky that I'm choosing to ignore your Michael Moore's remarks that can be taken in a number of ways!!! I know how you like to play with words! LOL
proud December 12, 2013 at 12:17 PM
O K dear, now I've got it. I think. In your eyes I am a socially progressive follower of the ideologies of John Birch. You, on the the other hand, are a waffled and baffled flip flopper that is gracious enough to spare me the real skinny on Michael Moore (if there is such a thing). Right?
Linda Maloney December 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM
@proud I told you that this bridge-gate story is bigger than anyone thought at first. The NJ NY Port of Authority is the biggest scam on earth! I detest that Bill Baroni more than I abhor Christie! Last night I was watching The Rachel Maddow Show with Mikey (Moore) she did a pretty comprehensive report on this matter! I'll talk with you tomorrow, because I have some unfinished business with Mikey. O K My Dear?
proud December 15, 2013 at 06:13 AM
Of course Ms Lackey. Of course.


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