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VOAD to Help Residents Replace Spoiled Food

Volunteer group will provide money to residents to purchase food who have been without power for more than four days.

Residents living in homes that were without power for more than four days can apply for assistance from Wayne Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) to help replace food that spoiled in their refrigerators.

VOAD is a resident-run assistance group that helps out other residents during and after emergencies.Assistance will be provided on the basis of economic hardship and length of power outage, with special consideration given to families with children and those on a limited income.

Application must be received by Friday, Nov. 16. After that date, a determination will be made regarding how much each household will receive based upon available funds and the number of applicants.

Those seeking assistance must apply through the township’s Department of Social Services by contacting Regina Parks at 973-694-1800, ext. 3281 or via e-mail at: ParksR@WayneTownship.com.

Karyn Ratcliffe November 08, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Note that approximately 40-50% of the 22,000 households in Wayne were without power at some point. The 4-day requirement is simply a way to make this program a practical method for helping people who cannot afford to replace the food they lost. If each of the 10,000 families without power received $50, it would cost $500,000. Hence the attempt to limit this program to those who need it, and the appeal for donors.
Beth November 09, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Karyn thank you (and your team) for all your hard work, kindness and dedication!
Nose Wayne November 09, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Thank you for all you do Karyn, Hope everyone can give either money,food or time to help those less fortunate.

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