ELIZABETH — To help those hardest hit by the storm, United Way of Greater Union County created the UWGUC Hurricane Sandy Community Recovery Fund.
This local fund will focus on near- and long-term recovery needs for all Union County, North and South Plainfield residences, the organization said. Contributions to the fund will be used locally but donors have the option to designate donations to any county in New Jersey and their contribution will be forward to the local United Way responsible for that community.
The devastation of Hurricane Sandy left thousands of residents of Union County, North and South Plainfield without power, unable to go to work and struggling to care for their families. Countless families will need help as lights are restored, homeowners begin repairs, and the community begins the slow process of recovery.
People looking for an opportunity to help have several options to volunteer and/or donate.
- On-Line Contributions: Personally contribute by visiting: https://donor.unitedeway.org/?campaign=emergencyfund
- Contribute to Coalition Fund: Join the coalition of corporations forming to launch the recovery efforts by making a commitment of $10,000 or more – call Debbie Ann Anderson, 1-908-353-7171, Ext 106
- Text a $10 Donation: Texting the word UWGUC to 50555 to make a $10 donation
- Volunteer or Find Resources: Call 2-1-1 and Connect People with Human Services as well as Volunteer Opportunities. Encourage your family and friends affected by the storm to reach out to United Way 2-1-1 for assistance, whether people are affected or not, 2-1-1 can help connect people with volunteer opportunities. Visit www.nj211.org to connect with New Jersey 2-1-1 online.
- For more information on how you can get involved, contact Debbie-Ann Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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