Helpful phone numbers and websites for disaster assistance

FEMA Disaster Assistance Phone Number

  1. 1-800-FEMA (3262) for disaster assistance
  2. Website for those able to access: www.disasterassistance.gov
  3. Applying for Disaster Assistance FAQ: http://www.fema.gov/apply-assistance
  4. Help after a disaster in multiple languages: http://www.fema.gov/help-after-disaster

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance:

  1. Phone Number: 1-800-659-2955
  2. Website for those able to access: www.sba.gov/disasters
  3. In need of volunteers? Reach out to the Church of Latter Day Saints in NJ (offered on the call) by contacting Brad Thatcher (917-304-4937, brad.thatcher@yahoo.com)

Shelter Locator: http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter

  1. Phone Number: 1-800-REDCROSS.
  2. For those with mobile devices: Text “Shelter + Your Zip code” to 4332

Operation Hope-description of free services below and attached:

  1. Phone Number 1-888-388-HOPE (4673)

Disaster SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Information

  1. Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/disasters/response/D-SNAP_Handbook/guide.htm
  2. D-SNAP Toolkit: http://www.fns.usda.gov/disasters/response/D-SNAP_Handbook/D-SNAP_Guidance_Handbook_Toolkit.pdf

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:

  1. http://www.nvoad.org/ 

State of New Jersey VOAD Contact:

Cathy McCann, Chair 
Community Food Bank of NJ
31 Evans Terminal Road
Hillside, NJ 07205
cmccann@njfoodbank.org

State of New York VOAD Contact:

Joann Hale, Interim Chair
Church World Service
chair@nyvoad.org

State Emergency Management Agency Contact for NJ and NY:

  1. New Jersey State Police
    New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
    P.O. Box 7068, River RD
    West Trenton, New Jersey 08628-0068
    (609) 882-2000 ext 2700 Monday to Friday
    (609) 963-6900 Emergency
    (609) 963-6208 Mitigation
    (609) 671-0160 Fax  www.ready.nj.gov
  2. New York State Emergency Management Office
    1220 Washington Avenue
    Building 22, Suite 101
    Albany, New York 12226-2251
    (518) 292-2275
    (518) 322-4978 FAX
    www.semo.state.ny.us/