In the days since Tropical Storm Ida devastated the City of Lambertville, the community has come together in a herculean effort to help those whose homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.
The city hosted the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) to provide residents and business owners with easy one-stop access to a range of resources to help them recover from Tropical Storm Ida, regardless of the amount or type of damage they suffered.
The City of Lambertville, in collaboration with the American Red Cross New Jersey Region and several governmental and nonprofit partners, was available from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at MARC on Sept. 15. FEMA will continue to be available next door to the MARC in the Union Fire House.
Lambertville has been recognized as a significant site within New Jersey’s official disaster declaration, making it eligible for federal funding and support to aid in the rebuild.
“We are doing everything we can to advocate for the people of Lambertville who were impacted by Ida,” said Mayor Julia Fahl. “More than 20 government and nonprofit entities are coming into our community to ensure that any questions residents have are answered and that resources are available to address all resident needs, from housing, to insurance, to FEMA, to mental health and trauma recovery.”
Taking place on the sledding hill at North Main Street and Phillips Barber Road, confirmed partners at the Sept. 15th MARC included:
- American Red Cross NJ Region
- United Way of Hunterdon County
- City of Lambertville Office of Public Assistance
- NJ Dept. of Human Services & Mental Health Coordinators
- Family Promise