Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 8, 2021

Union County Disaster Relief Pop-Ups for Residents Affected by Hurricane Ida in Cranford and Rahway September 10 & 14

 

Free resources to assist with processing property loss, temporary housing, counseling and more, to be held in multiple Union County locations affected by the recent storm

Union County, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents that the County will be in multiple towns in Union County in the coming weeks to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Ida. Assistance and case workers will be available to help residents in Cranford on Friday, September 10th and Rahway on Tuesday, September 14th. Attendance to both events is free and open to all county residents who need assistance regardless of town of residence.

“Union County is working round the clock to provide all residents who require assistance with what they need to recover from the devastating impact this storm has caused,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We recognize the urgency of the situation, and our staff will be on the ground to assist those affected in a direct and timely fashion so that our residents can get back on their feet as soon as possible.”

Union County Disaster Relief Resource Events will be scheduled at various locations around the County in the coming weeks. Currently, events are scheduled as follows:

Friday, September 10, 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. – Cranford – Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue

Tuesday, September 14, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Rahway – Rahway Community Center, 3 City Hall Plaza

Services and information that will be available to residents at the pop-up locations will include assistance with:  

  • Assistance processing property damage or loss claims
  • Replacing missing documents or identification
  • Access to temporary housing
  • Food assistance
  • Stress Counseling

Representatives from the Union County Clerk’s Office will be on hand to guide with replacing missing documents and identifications. Union County Office of Emergency Management staff will have access to FEMA resources on site. Residents who need transportation within Union County to attend the pop-up events can schedule a ride with Union County Paratransit Services by calling 908-241-8300.

Attendees will also be able to get COVID-19 Vaccinations (Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson) as well as COVID-19 testing at all Disaster Relief Resource Events. Basic Health Screening will also be available.

Upcoming events will be announced as they are scheduled on the County website, ucnj.org and on County social media for the Disaster Relief initiative.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) provides and administers a broad range of federal, state, county, and grant funded services to all Union County residents.

For more information about the Department of Human Services, visit online at ucnj.org/human-services or contact the DHS Action Line at 888-845-3434 or 908-558-2288 for rapid, personal assistance with any question, complaint or concern about services provided by the Union County Department of Human Services. An email option is also available at DHSaction@ucnj.org.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University and the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 and updates on statewide vaccine planning are available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

 

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