As the largest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, Superstorm Sandy damaged or destroyed 346,000 New Jersey homes, resulting in $36 billion in damages. But when you consider how individuals and families were affected as Sandy wreaked havoc along our beautiful coastline, its full impact was truly immeasurable.
Through partnerships and coordinated efforts, United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties has been there to help. From day one, we’ve been heavily involved in rebuilding efforts, putting into action our mission of mobilizing the caring power of our community to improve lives. With the help of our partners, we’ve been able to get hundreds of Jersey Shore families back on their feet and back in their homes. We’re extremely grateful to each of these organizations for their unwavering commitment to bringing hope to those facing devastation. In this report, you’ll see the results of our rebuilding efforts, and hear just a few of the stories that exemplify what makes our community – and the volunteers who came from near and far to help – so caring.