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.