FEMA deadline extended to March 4
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration told township officials Friday morning that they have extended the deadline for victims of Hurricane Sandy to apply for federal assistance to March 4. Weehawken residents can visit www.disasterassistance.gov to apply, or call the township’s special hotline at (201) 319-8985.
Jersey City Medical Center to participate in 11th Annual Give Kids a Smile Day, Feb. 1
Jersey City Medical Center, in cooperation with various dental associations and schools, will host the 11th annual Give Kids a Smile day on Friday, Feb. 1 at its 412 Summit Ave. site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On this day, dentists will provide children ages 12 and under with free dental care. The program targets children who do not have regular access to dental care. More than 100 children are expected to be seen by dentists during Give Kids a Smile day. Between the Jersey City Medical Center dentists and volunteers, more than a dozen dental practitioners are expected to participate.
Give Kids a Smile is a national program sponsored by the American Dental Association to bring attention to childhood tooth decay. At last year’s event, more than one million children in the U.S. and 4,000 kids in New Jersey received over $100 million in free dental care.
Children will receive a comprehensive dental exam, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments, and free dental materials including toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste. Referrals, where necessary, will be made for continuing treatment.
New Jersey runs one of the most successful Give Kids a Smile programs in the country. The statewide event is sponsored by the New Jersey Dental Association, in cooperation with the New Jersey Dental Hygienists’ Association, the New Jersey Dental Assistants’ Association, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Dental School.
It is suggested that appointments be made ahead of time by calling (201) 499-1972 or (201) 499-1975.