Home-In-A-Box available to Sandy Survivors


beddingNeed help replacing household stuff still from Sandy?In an effort to help ease the burden of displaced Sandy survivors moving back home, the St. Vincent de Paul Society is offering the “House in a Box” program to provide residents with home furnishings.including furniture, bedding, dishes, cookware, and towels.

Please contact the providers at the numbers below for a complete list.

Prospective applicants need a FEMA number to apply. Applications may be submitted through local St. Vincent de Paul conferences, Catholic Charities, or Visitation Relief Center in Brick. Residents do not have to be Roman Catholic to apply, nor do they need to belong to any other faith group. Applicants will be interviewed to verify the need and when approved the items may be picked up at St. Vincent de Paul’s warehouse in Ocean Township. Residents are asked to arrange their own transportation but St. Vincent de Paul is willing to help if appropriate transportation cannot be obtained.

Interested residents may contact Catholic Charities at 800-652-2080×4210, Visitation Relief Center at 732-746-3456, or their local Catholic Church to be connected to the nearest St. Vincent de Paul Society to apply.

The closest St. Vincent de Paul Society near Highlands is:

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
141 Navesink Avenue
Highlands, NJ 07732
732-872-1290, ext. 6
– Highlands
– Sea Bright

Limited amounts are available.

CALL the local message center and they will reach out to you and set up an appointment to visit with you as soon as possible.