Wednesday, November 7, 2012

After Hurricane Sandy, NJ's Homeless Population at Greater Risk

Shelters and soup kitchens across the state sustain significant damage from Superstorm
The devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy as it roared through New Jersey last week was impossible to miss: multimillion-dollar homes collapsed like a house of cards, boats berthed on NJ Transit train tracks, much of the Jersey shore reduced to rubble . . .
But the so-called Superstorm also did its share of silent -- though no less traumatic -- damage.
Public agencies and private groups that help some of the state's most vulnerable populations are seeing an increase in patrons in the wake of the storm. They're also dealing with power outages and storm related damage of their own.
The result: More stress on an emergency relief network that was already stretched to its limits.

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