If you'd like to lend a hand in the post-Sandy cleanup, the state of New Jersey volunteer emergency response hotline has been activated.
"This hotline was established earlier this year to enhance the state's emergency responsiveness by harnessing New Jerseyans' strong spirit of service," according to a press release from the office of Governor Chris Christie.
The number to call is 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397); backup hotline numbers are: 609-775-5236 or 908-303-0471. Leave a message if your call is not immediately answered with your name, contact information, place of residence, skill set, and availability. You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with this information.
Trained volunteer affiliated with emergency response organizations are asked to contact their respective agencies to receive assignments.
Need help from a volunteer? Call 211 or go online at nj211.org.