For Immediate Release
April 12, 2013

The Middletown Disaster Relief Fund, an independent registered 501(c)3, and the New Monmouth Baptist Church today announced a joint grant program aimed to help residents of Middletown who were severely affected by Superstorm Sandy. "The program, made possible by a $325,000 grant funding from the Robin Hood Foundation, is a further extension of the Middletown Disaster Relief Fund's objective to help our residents rebuild their homes and rebuild their lives" said MDRF Chairman Tony Fiore. "Our partnership with the New Monmouth Baptist Church goes back to the day after the storm where NMBC helped coordinate and host hundreds of volunteers from the Southern Baptist Relief team. "Through the continued generosity and partnership of the Robin Hood Foundation, we believe that we can continue to make a difference helping fill the needs and gaps of our most affected residents."

About the program
  • The program will provide funding and/or volunteer labor to help residents with the rebuilding process. Volunteer labor may include demolition, cleanup (inside or out) and repair work that does not require construction permits. Electrical and plumbing labor is excluded.
  • The maximum amount of funding for the each homeowner is $2500.
  • To apply, residents must fill out the attached application and return it to either the New Monmouth Baptist Church or via mail to the Middletown Disaster Relief Fund, PO Box 4068, Middletown, NJ 07748
  • All inquiries and questions should be sent to or the New Monmouth Baptist Church at Please do not contact the Mayor's office or the Township of Middletown.
  • Income and other verification will be required.
  • Forms can be found on the Middletown Disaster Relief Website (, at Middletown Town Hall at the Clerks Office or by contacting the New Monmouth Baptist Church at
  • The program is limited to Middletown Township residents only.
Residents who do not receive a grant may still receive assistance in volunteer labor and should fill out application regardless to assess needs.