News and Events -- Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts
If you or your family have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible for assistance through SAFER (Sandy Aftermath Fund for Economic Recovery). SAFER will help eligible individuals and families with security deposits/rental assistance to use for relocating if a current dwelling is uninhabitable.
For information about eligibility, contact Debbie Nicholson at Bergen County Community Action Partnership (BCCAP), 201-968-0200, Ext. 7041, or email Debbie at email@example.com.
BCCAP Spring Gala Dinner and Fashion Show
-- Proceeds to Help those Affected by Superstorm Sandy
BCCAP 's Annual Spring Gala Dinner and Fashion Show was held on Thursday, March 21st, 2013, at The Graycliff in Moonachie, NJ. Net proceeds will help Moonachie and Little Ferry local organizations and residents who were affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Fashions were modelled by Little Ferry Mayor Mauro Raguseo, Moonachie Mayor Dennis Vaccaro and 1st responders from their towns. Guest of Honor Pat Battle, NBC4 Anchor/Reporter spoke about the devastation she had witnessed in the towns, and the importance of keeping the rebuilding effort in the news. Special Guest Announcer, Giovanna Drpic, current host of "Money & Main$treet" on FiOS1, introduced the mayors and first responders as they walked the runway.
Bob Halsch, Executive Director at BCCAP with Giovanna Drpic.(Above)
Pat Battle with Allan De Giulio, BCCAP's Deputy Executive Director (Left)
Bob Halsch 2013 Spirit of King Award Recipient
|Leaders of Excellence 2013 Spirit of King Award recipients (from left to right): Nathaniel Briggs, Robert F. Halsch, Rev. Marilyn Harris, JoAnne English Rollieson, Deputy Mayor Marlin Townes.|
Robert F. Halsch, Jr., Executive Director of Bergen County Community Action Partnership, Inc., received the 2013 Spirit of King Award as a “Leader of Excellence” presented by Rev. Dr. Vernon C. Walton, Pastor of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Englewood on Friday, January 18th.
The evening included a video highlighting Mr. Halsch’s unique service in furthering economic opportunities for all through his 30 years of leadership guiding Bergen County’s federally designated anti-poverty agency. In addition to a broad range of human service initiatives in the areas of child and adult education, housing and asset development, healthcare and energy efficiency, Bob’s noted career accomplishments have included: Founder and CEO of Community Housing in Partnership, Inc (CHIP), a HUD certified Community Housing Development Organization, real estate development company, which has developed affordable housing for persons with special needs, the homeless in transition, older adults, first time homebuyers and low-income renters. Co-Founder and Treasurer of 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union, the first federal credit union chartered in New Jersey in over 20 years, created to provide access to capital to the low-income and under-banked segments of the community.Founder and President/CEO, CAP Solar New Jersey LLC, a power company which specializes in reducing the electricity costs and decreasing the carbon footprint of not-for-profit corporations in economically distressed neighborhoods, by installing solar photovoltaic systems on the roof-tops of their operating facilities.
Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey
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Disaster Relief Links
FEMA Disaster Assistance Phone Number
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance:
Shelter Locator: http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter
Operation Hope (description of free services below):
Disaster SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Information
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:
State Emergency Management Agency Contact for NJ and NY:
OPERATION HOPE PROVIDES FINANCIAL RECOVERY SERVICES AFTER HURRICANE SANDY
Financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPE begins financial triage for individuals effected by Hurricane Sandy. Through its disaster preparedness and recovery division, HOPE Coalition America (HCA), Operation HOPE announced today the availability for individuals and small business owners to call 888-388-HOPE (4673) for free information, guidance and assistance for loss associated with storm recovery. The services provided include:
● Disaster Recovery Budget
● Mortgage on a Destroyed Home
● Home Inspections and Repair Contracts
● Assistance with Working with Your Creditors
● Referrals to Government and Private Agencies
● Assistance with Obtaining Copies of Destroyed Documents
● Insurance Claims Assistance
● Completing Applications for Grants and Loans
HCA is a collaborative effort that allows knowledgeable, responsible individuals employed in the regulated financial services industry to provide one-on-one assistance to individuals and families recovering from disasters.