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Colonel Rick Fuentes A/Major Patrick Callahan
Superintendent, New Jersey State Police
State Director of Emergency Management
Commanding Officer, Emergency Management Section

Mary Goepfert (609) 963-6818 December 11, 2013

Long-Term Recovery Groups Aim To Fill Unmet Sandy Needs

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

WEST TRENTON N.J.  – Sandy survivors with limited options and remaining unmet needs may find assistance through one of the fifteen Long-Term Recovery Groups (LTRG’s) 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 LTRG’s 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 LTRG’s,” 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 LTRG’s 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 LTRG’s 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 Hurricane Sandy, contact an LTR in your county at the numbers listed below or visit on the web at ready.nj.gov, and click on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Info. 

Atlantic County LTRG
Contact - 609-289-7228

Atlantic City LTRG
Contact - 609-348-3580

Bergen County LTRG
Contact - 201-470-3143
Website - www.bergenvoad.org

Camden County LTRG
Contact - 609-314-8722

Cape May County LTRG
Contact - 609-425-3920

Cumberland County LTRG
Contact - 856-785-2060 ext.106

Essex County (Newark Ironbound) LTRG
Contact - 973-589-3353 ext.206

Gloucester County LTRG
Contact - 856-589-8313

Hudson County LTRG
Contact – 201-434-2625 ext.  233 or (201) 209-9301
Website - www.facebook.com/HCLTRC

Middlesex County LTRG
Contact - 732-390-7074
Website - www.middlesexltrg.org

Monmouth County LTRG
Contact - 848-206-2550
Website - www.mcltrg.org

Morris County LTRG
Contact - 973-285-0884

Ocean County LTRG
Contact - 732-569-3484

Salem County (Combined with Gloucester)
Contact - 856-589-8313

Union County (Rahway/Linden Unmet Needs)
Contact - 908-304-4382

For information regarding Hurricane Sandy Recovery efforts please visit the following websites:  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 



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