Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath| Free resources to the public

Dear  Friend,

On behalf of everyone at The Gem Project, we offer our condolences and support to those in need as we work together to rebuild our lives as a nation. The devastation caused by  Hurricane Sandy has left millions without power, food, and shelter.

Organizations, individuals, and companies are pulling together in record numbers to assist those in need. We have compiled a list of resources for you. You may forward to those in need or share the web version here.

Resources include:

Shelter Listings, Food (Soup Kitchen Listings), Open Gas Station sites, Pharmacies, Free Laundry sites, and listing of School Closings.

If you can contribute to the RED CROSS, please visit them here.

Well Wishes,

The Gem Project Team


Disaster Assistance:
Call FEMA (1.800.621.FEMA) and Visit:

Open Shelters:
Search for open shelters by texting SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA)

Free Laundry:  

Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundry program will bring its free laundry services to Eatontown, New Jersey. The mobile laundry program is located at the Lowe’s on Route 35 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Warm Meals Provided by,

New Brunswick Soup Kitchen-

The soup kitchen will be available on Sunday, November 4th from 1PM-5PM. For further information, please call the New Brunswick Elks at (732) 249-3420.
These sites in Newark, NJ-
700 hot meals are being served daily to residents in Newark affected by Hurricane Sandy here:
502 Summer Avenue
595 Mt. Prospect Avenue
444 Mt. Prospect Avenue
136 Tiffany Boulevard
1 Court Street
2 Speedway Drive
285 Burnett St.
1060 Broad St.

Full list of open:
Pharmacies, Gas Stations, and Restaurants,
List provided by the NJ Office of Emergency Management- (here)

School Closing Information:

  • New Jersey –           (here)
  • Long Island –           (here)
  • West Chester –        (here) 
  • Hudson Valley-        (here)
  • Bronx-                     (here)
  • Brooklyn-                 (here)
  • Connecticut-            (here) 
Image Credit: News 12, Union Beach, Monmouth County, NJ.