Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2021

Union County Continues Disaster Relief Pop-Up Sessions for Residents Affected by Hurricane Ida, Sept. 17 in Plainfield (updated)

All Union County residents impacted by Hurricane Ida are welcome to visit this event for in-person guidance and resources.

Union County, NJ (updated with new location) — The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents that the next event in the County’s series of pop-up disaster relief sessions, in partnership with Red Cross and the Salvation Army, will be held in Plainfield on Friday, September 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Due to the expectation of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 716 Watchung Avenue in Plainfield.

Attendance at all of the pop-up events is free and open to all Union County residents who need assistance, regardless of their town of residence.

“These events are aimed at ensuring that Union County residents can access all the resources for which they are eligible as quickly as possible, by meeting with our trained staff in person. The personal touch can make all the difference, and we will continue holding these sessions as long needed,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella. 

Residents who need transportation within Union County to attend a pop-up event can schedule a ride with Union County Paratransit Services by calling 908-241-8300.

Services and information include assistance with property damage claims, missing documents, temporary housing, food assistance, stress counseling, and more.

COVID-19 vaccinations (Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson) will also be available on site, along with COVID-19 testing and basic health screenings.

The pop-up events are organized through the Union County Department of Human Services. For additional assistance with disaster relief or any other Human Services programs, call the Action Line at 888-845-3434 or 908-558-2288 or send an email to 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, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is 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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