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Hurricane Ida - Relief Resources

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The remnants of Hurricane Ida caused significant damage to many of our Hunterdon County communities, and the tragic loss of six lives in our county. Our community is grieving what is lost, and many of you are looking for ways to help.

This page will be updated regularly to share resources for those impacted, volunteer opportunities, donation opportunities, and general guidance in helping survivors.

Thank you for your support of our community. This is how we Live United.

Intake and Referral Form for County Services through United Way of Hunterdon County

United Way of Hunterdon County is a member of the Hunterdon County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (HCCOAD), a voluntary association of entities involved in disaster relief and recovery. Participants in the COAD include disaster relief organizations, faith-based organizations, fund raising organizations, governmental entities, and service agencies.

If you would like to work with United Way to potentially obtain assistance to the organizations that form the HCCOAD, please fill out this form and return it to us at volunteer@uwhunterdon.org. The information you furnish will be distributed to the appropriate organizations. The participating organizations should contact you directly to discuss the assistance to which you may be eligible.

If you self-complete this form, please return it to volunteer@uwhunterdon.org or drop off to our Volunteer Center at 20 Fulper Road, Flemington, NJ 08822, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. You can also call us at 908-237-1689 for assistance.

We will also have volunteers available in locations throughout Hunterdon County to assist as needed. We also have help available for Spanish speaking members of our community.

Intake Form - English
Intake Form - Spanish

Applications for aid and reporting forms for those impacted by Hurricane Ida:

Resources for those impacted by Hurricane Ida:

Volunteer Opportunities:

Donations to Hunterdon County Food Banks (cash/online donations are best):

Other Donations:

  • United Way of Hunterdon County (write "Ida" or "Hurricane" in the comment box)
  • New Jersey disaster response organizations are listed with NJVOAD and its members (scroll down to the members section).
  • Please Donate Responsibly – Following a disaster, cash is still best. See this video from The Center for International Disaster Information and the AdCouncil, or these tips from FEMA.
  • This will be a long-term recovery, so organizations and communities will need help months from now, too.

How can I help survivors and communities? (with appreciation to New Jersey Center for Nonprofits for this information)

  • Be patient. Recovery will take many months or more. People can help by donating to or volunteering with the voluntary or charitable organization of their choice, many of which are already areas supporting survivors in areas affected by Ida. Help NJ Now provides links to help connect resources with community needs for Ida and other disasters in New Jersey and elsewhere. 
  • Do not self-deploy. Seeing images of disaster may compel you to head to the impacted area. Until a need has been identified and the community affected by Hurricane Ida has requested support, volunteers should not enter the area.
  • Cash is the best donation. When people support voluntary organizations with financial contributions, it helps ensure a steady flow of important services to the people in need after a disaster.
  • Do not send or bring unsolicited donations. In the early stages of the response phase, unsolicited donations create storage and sorting challenges when focus is needed on response and recovery.