The impact of Hurricane Sandy is still having a profound effect on the residents, business owners, and communities that were caught in its wake, particularly when it comes to housing, hunger and mental health needs. With reports of Jersey Shore food pantries serving 2,000 residents a week (far exceeding historical demand) and the end of mental health programs for storm victims, we know many of our philanthropic leaders want a better understanding of the current state of our recovery so they may respond more appropriately and strategically.
Join us for a "funder only" site visit with the leadership of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and the OceanFirst Foundation to hear directly from community and nonprofit leaders who are working on recovery efforts daily. From Bergen County through Cumberland County, long-term recovery committee members, mental health providers, food pantry and social service executives, housing advocates and others will offer insights into how the recovery is evolving, what the needs are now and trends they see for the future. Those who participated in CNJG's two previous site visit/bus tours found the experience of learning directly from the nonprofit leaders invaluable. This will be a fast-paced 3-hour gathering, with a variety of presentations, based in one location -- the Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank. We look forward to being able to provide another substantive Post-Sandy Funder briefing for the philanthropic community.
CNJG Members and Non Member Grantmakers: $15, a light breakfast will be provided.
The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers thanks the JBJ Soul Foundation and the OceanFirst Foundation for helping to underwrite the cost of this program.
Video Excerpt - Welcome & Personal Stories
Video Excerpt - Insights from Service Providers
Video Excerpt - Long Term Recovery Group Discussion
View Photographs from the event