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Feb 29, 2024

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Long Term Recovery Committee Formed In Ocean County

TOMS RIVER, NJ – Hundreds of local volunteers, community service groups, and government and nonprofit agencies have formed the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Committee to coordinate the collection and disbursement of relief supplies, donations and services.

The committee, using models developed from lessons learned by FEMA during past events, will coordinate the reception and distribution of household supplies and building materials, and provide assistance with case management to navigate government regulations and provide emotional and spiritual support.

Information to contact the committee will be posted shortly.

The committee elected Ted Gooding, O.C.E.A.N. Inc., as chair; Eileen Coyne, Caregivers of New Jersey, as vice-chair; and Laura Pople, Seer Farms, as secretary. Linda Gyimoty, United Way of Ocean County, was appointed the committee’s fiscal agent.

Subcommittees were formed Dec. 17. They will concentrate on case management; construction management; volunteer management; Information Technology; fundraising and budgeting; resource directory; policy and advocacy; grievance procedures; public relations; donations management; and emotional, mental and spiritual support.

The elected officers and the subcommittee chairs will serve on the committee’s executive board.