FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT
THE DISASTER IN LAMBERTVILLE
These organizations are here to help.
They are not affiliated with ICE.
I need help. Where can I go?
For food and other supplies:
- Delaware Valley Food Pantry (DVFP) – temporary location: Centenary Methodist Church 108 North Union Street (corner of Jefferson and Union) www.delawarevalleyfoodpantry.org
- Fisherman’s Mark Food Pantry- temporary location: 262 North Main Street Lambertville www.Fishermansmark.org
For property damage:
- FEMA is available to assist residents at the Union Fire Station from 8 am to 6 pm through Sunday, 9/12. The schedule beyond Sunday is TBD. Residents can also register online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800.621.FEMA (3362) or 800.462.7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 am to 10 pm (local time) seven days a week until further notice. Please remember to photograph damage and report it to your insurance companies. If you need assistance, please reach out. FEMA is in no way related to ICE!
- Anyone who needs housing or other assistance should contact the City of Lambertville at 609.397.0110 x 12.
- City staff will help residents access the resources they need. Residents can also reach out to the Hunterdon County Helpline at 908-782-4357 (24 hours), or Hunterdon County Social Services at 908-788-1300 (8:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday).
- Clothing is available at the First Presbyterian Church on North Union Street on Friday, 9/10 from 12 pm to 3 pm, and from Thursday, 9/9 through Sunday, 9/12 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Future hours will be announced as soon as they are available. Clothing is also available at Centenary Methodist United Church on Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm and on Sundays from 10:30 am to 12 pm until further notice.
- NJ VOAD Crisis Cleanup is activated for Hunterdon County. Households with muck out, sheetrock removal, pump out, and/or tarping needs can be referred through NJ211 or 844.965.1386 to register.
- NJ211 has resources available here: https://www.nj211.org/tropical-storm-ida
- The United Way of Hunterdon County has resources available here: https://www.uwhunterdon.org/ida?fbclid=IwAR0L8fIRXRlDWuZD-amw4SCj3m8FOPukyxiu9RDodVEuUGMzaOSkKu2lrtU
Where can I donate?
- The best way to help is to make a monetary donation at www.delawarevalleyfoodpantry.com or www.fishermansmark.com/donations. These donations go towards gift cards to assist flood victim families. Alternatively, you can purchase gift cards to Uber, Lyft, Walmart, Kohl’s, Marshalls, or any grocery store and drop off at the above locations
- Donations to support residents’ housing and other emergency needs can also be made to the City of Lambertville’s Emergency Fund, which is directed by Public Assistance Officer Bambi Kuhl, by mailing to or dropping off checks at Lambertville City Hall, 18 York Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530.
What if I prefer to donate items?
- Most needed items at both pantries are personal hygiene products: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash, deodorant, etc. (Note: Cleaning products are no longer needed, as Lowes dropped off pallets of supplies.)
Can I volunteer?
- Please visit our websites and fill out a volunteer form. We will contact you when needed.
- Join the Lambertville Lotsa Helping Hands group for multiple community based volunteer opportunities – https://my.lotsahelpinghands.com/request/select-email/lambertville-helping-hands
Where can I find mental health services?