Where to Go for Help After Sandy
Patch is gathering information on places where our neighbors can get a hot shower, a meal, and/or just go hang out someplace that's warm. Can you help us build a list?
Following Hurricane Sandy, many people are still without power in Montgomery County, and are in need to someplace to go for help.
Most of them need some temporary assistance - a place to get a hot shower, maybe a hot meal, or just to stay a little while someplace that has heat.
We are collecting information to try and help our neighbors out.
Here is our ongoing list:
- As of 5pm Wednesday, Oct. 31, the Red Cross Shelter at Norristown Area High School is still open. The school is located at 1900 Eagle Drive, Norristown, PA.
- People needing help after Sandy can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 1-800-621-FEMA (800-621-3362)
- The state's website says this: Anyone experiencing distress in relation to Hurricane Sandy can call the Disaster Distress Helpline toll-free at 1-800-985-5990 or text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746.
- Philabundance has emergency food boxes and runs several food kitchens. If you need food assistance call 800-319-FOOD (800-319-3663).
- Keystone Fellowship located in North Wales has setup a regional distribution center for food and other aid to those I need &/or without power. We have 16,000 pounds of precooked chicken that we are giving away. Anyone in need can drop by our campus between noon and 6pm from Wednesday to Friday of this week. We are located at 427 Stump Rd. North Wales. We are also prepared to deliver foods to nursing homes and orphanages in need. Contact us in our offices at (215)362-8413.
- Dotterer Auto Body, 908 Second Avenue, Royersford. I have outside outlets, inside outlets for charging cell phones, etc. Also have well water if anyone wants to fill water jugs.
If you can add to this list, please comment below and let us know, and we'll add you. Please post your organization or business name, a contact name and number, your location and address, and how you can help.