Hope for Highlands has, to date, has given out $90,000 to residents


According to Red Bank Patch, three area Hurricane Sandy relief groups were awarded grants to help their causes at Wednesday night’s Red Bank Borough Council meeting.  Each was given a check for $3,863: Hope for Highlands, Sea Bright Rising and Red Bank-based Rebuild Recover. Sea Bright Rising stated they raised more than $1.1 million and distributed roughly $600,000 to 200 families and eight businesses.

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Blogger’s Note: click on each of the charities web sites – just saying..

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  1. 90000 FOR WHO????? the town connections get the the money. not the average resident. the hope for highlands and the hbp is a scam.

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  2. We applied 2 weeks ago (with proof of purchase of kitchen appliances)sent certified,return reciept.. Anticipating a check for $788.00 from “Hope For Highlands” Scam?? Possibly?? We’ll see.

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  3. we applied on jan 27 certified mail to the post office box they told us to. sent numerous emails and no answer. its the friends and family who got it. i made sure we even had more that 1000 so they could not deny us. and it should not matter if you had insurance or not. you were a victim just like your neighbor.

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    • I don’t think they are required. It would be nice if they did something like sea bright rising and include quotes. Its troublesome that they have a donation button but no way to request help. On their resources page, they have their brochure but not a request form.

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  4. To this day I never even got the packet in the mail to apply and was told about a month ago not to hurry once I did because the money was all gone.

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  5. This was on Robin Hood site so there is 250K that needs to be accounted for:
    Hope for Highlands To provide residents of Highlands with replacement appliances, beds and other essential home furnishings not covered by FEMA or flood insurance. $250,000 Monmouth. http://www.robinhood.org/sandygrants
    Even with insurance on contents since they depreciate everything not enough!

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  6. Someone in town needs to explain where the money’s going. I sent my HBP application in immediately and they got it February 4th, but I didn’t get any money. The “Solutions Center” doesn’t seem to be providing too many solutions, other than additional income for the people working there. I thought the town really did mean to help its residents…silly me for being so gullible.

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  7. dont hold your breathe for the money. but dont worry highlands will want your money from the taxes. look at the who the administrators are within the hbp.. then you can follow the trail as to who gets the money. Business get two and some of the ppl on the hbp have two business plus they will get for their house. that possibly 5000 dollars right there. and the fact is that they could have just had it mailed to the right address not forwarded or then again you could have “just handed it in”

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    • Robin Hood very clear and strict with their directives and does not include businesses. I sent an e-mail to them will let you all know if I hear anything.

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  8. broadway it clearly stated that the business can get up to 2000. thank you for the email to robin hood foundation. 🙂

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    • Robin Hood is clear for residents only not business this is exactly the mission for money on their website:

      Hope for Highlands To provide residents of Highlands with replacement appliances, beds and other essential home furnishings not covered by FEMA or flood insurance. $250,000

      Now the money they made from concerts is different story they can help as business which is fine as they need help also but not with Robin Hood Funds that is more than clear. Will let you who the contact person for Robin Hood donations when I hear back from them. I have also contacted CharityWatch as I’m sure every resident did not re-coop all their losses from Insurance or Fema therefore all residents should of of been contacted and included.This is not time for business as usual in Highlands where the needs of a few out weight the needs of the many.

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    • so youre telling us that a town employee is the administrator of these funds. LMAO!!!!!!! we are all doomed. only the good old boys will get the money. i sent an email to the Robin Hood foundation to see if they can look into who gets this money. i was down at boro hall and was told by a volunteer there that she got here money within two weeks of the application going out. i doubt she sent it in regular mail. Tim hill has done nothing for the common folks of this town only the connected

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  9. The information that I received was that the Help for Highlands program that reimbursed residents for up to $1,000 was from money received from the concert. According to the email I received, they gave away over $100,000 and my mom, along with many others, are on a wait list. This money is different from the $250,000 Robin Hood Foundation money. The Robin Hood money will go to low to moderate income residents and checks will not be cut to residents directly. So why not tell the people who are on the waitlist to see what else is needed since they missed out on the $1,000? Perhaps there’s something else they could use? Or, is this money going to those who already received part of that $100,000? You know, the “connected” ones!

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  10. Almost all the surrounding towns have been agressive in getting monies/help/assistance to the towns people. what about highlands? haven’t seen anything much!

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