(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) released the following statement on Thursday:
“We’ve all seen the devastation, and now as we move forward, I again ask New Jerseyans to do what they can to help our friends and neighbors. Some have lost everything, and I know New Jerseyans who are able are ready to open their hearts to help.
“Financial donations can help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance. To donate, people can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
“AmeriCares has launched a response to help people affected by the hurricane, starting with deliveries of water, family emergency kits, and other relief supplies. Please visit www.americares.org for more information.
“Feeding America is preparing to provide food, water and other supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. You can visit www.feedingamerica.org or call 800-910-5524.
“The Salvation Army is also working to help victims. You can visit https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/disaster for more details.
“And of course we all know countless other local relief agencies that can use help as they respond.
“For those looking for information on FEMA assistance:
TTY: 1-800-462-7585 for people with speech or hearing disabilities.”