Belmar Receives Robin Hood Funding, Launches Grant Program for Displaced Residents
DATE: February 12, 2013
Today, Mayor Matthew J. Doherty announced that the Borough of Belmar has raised $300,000 since Hurricane Sandy and will fund a grant program to assist displaced residents.
Through the generosity of thousands of donors across the country and around the world, aid for these displaced families will be facilitated through a grant program to assist families with what can be overwhelming costs of displacement and restoration. The Borough raised $150,000 through its website since the storm and a generous grant of $150,000 from the Robin Hood Foundation of New York has doubled the amount of available funding and thus will ensure this program reaches as many impacted families as possible.
“We have been amazed and touched by the outpouring of support for Belmar in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. This grant program will allow us to extend that support to those who are still displaced from their home.” said Mayor Matthew J. Doherty. “Belmar is recovering, but we will not be whole again until everyone is home.”
The grant program is focused on assisting families who remained displaced as of January 1, 2013. Financial assistance of amounts up to $5,000 per household will be made available to families that qualify.
The Funding Application is available to download and print by CLICKING HERE or at Borough Hall at 601 Main Street, Belmar NJ.
To contribute to the Belmar Sandy Relief Aid fund please CLICK HERE and click “Donate”.