Passaic County Flood Victims Invited to Seek Relief Through United Way, Catholic Family and Community Services Partnership

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Residents impacted by the recent floods will soon be able to receive relief after the United Way of Passaic County initiated the Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund (Donation Form) to secure crucial funds for community needs. Collaborating with Catholic Family and Community Services, the United Way of Passaic County aims to deliver disaster case management and financial aid to those affected.

Individuals who have been impacted by flooding should contact:

Director of CES Programs
Catholic Family & Community Services
(973) 279-7100 x2010

Catholic Family and Community Services will confirm residence status as disaster impacted in coordination with Red Cross and local Office of Emergency Management offices. Proof of residence is required.

Passaic County has witnessed two significant flooding incidents in a short span, causing extensive damage across Paterson, Little Falls, Wayne, Totowa and other communities.

"The Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund was established to provide low-barrier direct assistance to Passaic County households impacted by two major flooding events," Mary Celis, CEO of United Way of Passaic County said. "Thank you to all the donors who have contributed and thank you to the donors who will contribute in the future. We need your help to meet the need." 

This initiative encompasses providing financial aid, orchestrating the allocation of essential resources, and offering support to those severely impacted by the floods. The United Way of Passaic County has engaged the Passaic County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), a county-wide collaborative platform of non-profit, for-profit, and government organizations. This coalition aims to streamline communication, foster cooperation, and efficiently coordinate member organizations towards comprehensive disaster recovery efforts.

Catholic Family and Community Services, known for effective disaster case management, will administer aid throughout Passaic County. United Way calls upon individuals, businesses and organizations to unite in solidarity with the community. Donations are crucial for immediate relief and broader recovery efforts.

United Way has emphasized the importance of each contribution, highlighting that no donation is too small. Every act of generosity, irrespective of its size, plays a crucial role in aiding the community’s recovery and rebuilding process, they say.