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Displaced Belmar residents receive financial aid



BELMAR, N.J. (APP) – Residents of Belmar that had been displaced by Hurricane Sandy for an extended period may be eligible for up to $5,000 through a new grant program set up by the town.

The Belmar Sandy Relief Aid will benefit those year-round residents who have been continually displaced as of January 1. Of $300,000 that had been collected, half had been through direct donations to the municipality while the rest had been a matching of funds from the Robin Hood Foundation.

Town officials are aware of some 35 families that are currently displaced as a result of Sandy. Speaking to the Asbury Park Press, Borough Administrator Colleen Connolly said the town will distribute the money based on the order of the qualified applications.