Students Available to Help Seniors Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that senior citizens who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, and who need assistance cleaning up their homes, should contact the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) for assistance. The BEOF is the local administrator of the Students Helping Seniors program, which can make Bayonne High School students available to help seniors clean up their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The program is structured, so that Bayonne High School students can acquire work experience by helping seniors recover from the hurricane. To be eligible to benefit from the program, applicants must demonstrate that they are senior citizens who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Work will be performed during August 2014.

Seniors who believe that they may qualify for the program should contact the BEOF for assistance. Please call the BEOF at 201-437-7222, and ask for either Jon Kiniery at extension 14, or Donna Cullen at extension 23. Mr. Kiniery’s e-mail address is Ms. Cullen’s e-mail address is Applications will be accepted at the BEOF Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The BEOF is located at 555 Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne.

Students Helping Seniors is a collaborative effort of the Mayor’s Office, the Bayonne Board of Education, and the BEOF. The program is funded through the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, which is chaired by the state’s First Lady, Mary Pat Christie.

The BEOF is Bayonne’s community action agency.