Thursday, November 8, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Donations not being accepted.
Dinner will be available at the Wayne Police Athletic League Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for residents who are without power. The food is being served by the Wayne Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD). Donations are prepared food will not be accepted. For more information e-mail email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Meals will be served at the facility. Volunteers are needed to help there.
The town’s shelter at Kilroy Park will be reopened at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in advance of the nor’easter making its way up the coast. Officials are asking that only those residents “in extreme need” should attempt to access the shelter during the height of the storm. The storm is expected to last from early evening Wednesday into Thursday. The facility will also serve as a warming and charging station as well. Meals will only be served to residents who are staying at the shelter overnight. Volunteers are needed to help at the shelter. The Wayne Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) is asking residents to help out at the shelter. The shelter was open and used by more than 70 residents during and after Hurricane Sandy. It was …
Friday, November 2, 2012
VOAD provides free meals to hurricane victims at the Police Athletic League.
Tracy Solowski sat and enjoyed some pasta with her father Raymond. "We're still out of power," said Solowski, who has been without power for a few days. "Everything is moving very slowly. It is 57 degrees inside the house." The Solowskis were two of the approximately 100 people who ate a free hot meal at the Police Athletic League (PAL) Thursday night courtesy of Wayne VOAD. VOAD, which stands for Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters, is providing a variety of services and coordination the efforts of various businesses and other local entities to provide relief to residents who are without power due to Hurricane Sandy. "People have been so generous," said Rev. Karyn Ratcliffe, pastor of Packanack Community Church and VOAD …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Food, showers, charging stations available for residents with no power to use.
Wayne VOAD has arranged for basic services to be provided to residents who are without power. VOAD is a volunteer organization of residents who donate their time to ensure that those members of the community who need assistance receive it. Hot meals Hot meals will be provided for those who are without power who are unable to provided food for themselves beginning Thursday, Nov. 1. Meals will be served at the Police Athletic League (PAL), 1 PAL Drive, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to donate trays of prepared food, set up at the PAL and serve food. Food may be dropped off at the Wayne PAL between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. For a sign up sheet e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Showers Showers are available for residents without power at the PAL…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Personnel will develop an updated plan of action for dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Wayne VOAD will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in health room 2 at town hall. Personnel will develop a plan to provide hot meals to residents without power. Food donations and volunteers will be needed to prepare, package, and host residents. Volunteers will not deliver food to homes. VOAD was to prepare and package food at Our Lady of Consolation, Preakness Reformed, and St. Timothy Lutheran churches but they are without power. Instead of delivering food to homes, Wayne Police will distribute flyers in neighborhoods without power. Updated information regarding where to go for a shower, charge cell phones and other electronics, and updated shelter locations will be on the flyer. Showers are available to use at the Police …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Volunteer organization asking residents to help if and when the need arises. Residents can charge cell phones at St. Timothy church.
The Wayne VOAD is in need of take-home containers, paper goods, and cardboard boxes to use in the event that the organization will deliver meals to residents who have lost power after Hurricane Sandy hits North Jersey. The organization also needs volunteers to help at the township shelter at Kilroy Park if and when it opens on Monday afternoon. Residents may go to St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church to charge their cell phones. Residents without hot water will be permitted to shower at the Wayne YMCA and the Police Athletic League, 1 PAL Drive. If hot meals are distributed, they will be assembled at Our Lady of Consolation R.C. Church. If VOAD needs cleaning supplies can be dropped off at the Wayne Civic Center. For more information …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Volunteer organization needs donations, volunteers to help prepare food next week.
The Wayne Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) is asking residents and businesses for assistance as it prepares to respond to Tropical Storm Sandy. Sandy was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Saturday morning. It is forecast to cause flooding throughout North Jersey next week. VOAD was scheduled to discuss its response strategy at a meeting Saturday morning. VOAD was formed after Tropical Storm Irene hit North Jersey in August 2011. The grassroots organization prepared and transported food to homeowners throughout Wayne in the days following the historic storm. The group created an incident action plan earlier this year to better address the needs of the residents during an emergency. “No one wants to go through…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
VOAD will now meet Saturday at Our Lady of Consolation R.C. Church.
The location for the Wayne Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) meeting on Saturday has been changed. The meeting will now be held at Our Lady of Consolation R.C. Church Saturday at 9 a.m.. The group will review its incident action plan and prepare to respond in the event Hurricane Sandy significantly impacts Wayne. The National Weather Service forecasts that Sandy could hit New Jersey on Thursday. Rains and heavy winds could blanket the Garden State. “While it is too early to know what path the storm will take or how powerful it will be, this review will be an important periodic assessment of our disaster preparedness capabilities even if we are not affected by Hurricane Sandy,” said Rev. Karyn Ratcliffe in an e-mail that …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Wayne volunteer organization will meet Saturday to review incident action plan.
The Wayne Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) will hold an emergency meeting at Packanack Community Church on Saturday at 9 a.m. VOAD dedicates its time to help members of the community who were affected by an emergency, such as a flood or a fire. The group was formed immediately following Tropical Storms Irene and Lee last year. The group will review its incident action plan and prepare to respond in the event Hurricane Sandy significantly impacts Wayne. The National Weather Service forecasts that Sandy could hit New Jersey on Thursday. Rains and heavy winds could blanket the Garden State. “While it is too early to know what path the storm will take or how powerful it will be, this review will be an important periodic …