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United States Air Force
Army Emergency Relief - Dix
5428 Delaware Avenue
Fort Dix, NJ 08640
If you need emergency assistance, you can expect to get help from your installation, your branch of service resources. There are programs to support you in a variety of situations, including victim assistance, emergencies en route and service-specific relief societies. Below, you’ll find types of assistance, contact information, and detailed procedures and guidance to help you through any tough circumstances that you or your family may face.
Be aware of agencies that may render aid, such as nearby military facilities, Red Cross, Salvation Army and local hospitals, in case of a medical emergency. For emergency assistance, several agencies and services are available depending on the emergency circumstances. The Military and Family Support Center is a good starting point for information and referral to appropriate emergency-related services, to include Red Cross, Air Force Aid Society, chaplain, mental health services and counseling and others. Navy Marine Corps Relief Society-Lakehurst assists active duty, retirees and reservists who are on extended duty for 30 days or more with Emergency Financial Assistance in the form of interest-free loans, grants and education programs. A brief summary of emergency financial assistance includes emergency transportation, funeral expenses, medical and dental bills (patients share costs), food, rent, utilities, unforeseen family emergencies, disaster relief assistance, child care expenses, essential vehicle repairs and other assistance approved by the society. All assistance is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. You may visit the society's webpage at www.nmcrs.org for more information.
Financial assistance at Lakehurst is by appointment only and is open during normal business hours, Monday – Friday. Call 732-608-3444 and leave a message. A caseworker will return your call.
Lakehurst also offers quick assist loans (no appointments needed) on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday from 1-4 p.m. Quick assist loans are only for active-duty sailors and Marines and allow up to $500 of assistance for basic living expenses, temporary needs and family emergencies in a matter of minutes.
Lakehurst NMCRS Thrift Store Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. Thrift Store phone number is 732-323-2362.
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society is located across from the child development center and golf course; the address is Building 158, Berry Road, Lakehurst, NJ 08733.
You may wish to check out AAA prior to departure for assistance with automobile emergencies and other travel assistance. Be sure your automobile is in good running condition and is prepared for minor mishaps such as flat tires or dead batteries. In New Jersey and the surrounding region, the major interstates and turnpikes are well traveled, have emergency call boxes located frequently along the roadside and are well patrolled by state police.
Note: Although not an emergency, keep in mind that New Jersey and the surrounding region have many toll roads and bridges. You will need extra money to cover this expense!
The Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program provides 24-hours, seven days a week sexual assault response capability for all active duty member and dependents 18 years old and above. Once you contact the SARC, you have the option to receive support to explain reporting options and if requested, meet you at the hospital for a medical evaluation. Anyone who feels they have been a victim of sexual assault may contact the JBMDL Sexual Assault 24/7 Response Line at 609-754-7272(SARC) or at any of the service specific offices below.Help is just a phone call away. The JB MDL SARCS are available 24/7. To report a sexual assault, please call:
- Air Force Hotline (609) 203-6134- Army Hotline (609) 562-3849- Army SHARP Office (609) 562-4375- Navy Hotline (732) 573-5199- Navy Civilian Victim Advocate (848) 303-0139- Marine Hotline 1-877-432-2215
For more information on the JB MDL SAPR program, call the SAPR office at (609) 754-2968 or visit building 2903 Falcon Ln. JB MDL NJ 08641, Room 8.
There are Air Force Aid Representatives located in the Military and Family Support Center who will assist you with an emergency financial need. They will review each case and act accordingly. Should an emergency arise while in transit, visit the nearest military base (any branch of the service) for assistance. Additionally, The AFAS may pay up to 20 hours of free childcare (per child) for active duty Air Force members during the sixty days prior to a PCS move and within sixty days of arrival at JBMDL. Care is coordinated with and provided by a certified JBMDL Family Child Care provider. To get a voucher for Childcare for PCS, bring a copy of your orders to the Military and Family Support Center, 3435 Broidy Road.
The American Red Cross can also help in times of emergency. Quick communications with home regarding family emergencies are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including verification of death or serious illness of immediate family, birth announcements to fathers deployed overseas, and health and welfare reports resulting from a lack of communication over a long period of time. The Red Cross can be reached 24 hours a day at 877-272-7337.
Be sure to have necessary documents, such as orders, passports, medical records, shot records, birth certificates, marriage licenses, maps, important phone numbers, and other necessary paperwork. Consider using traveler's checks, which unlike cash, may be reported and replaced if lost/stolen. Keep the phone numbers of credit card companies handy in case your cards are lost or stolen en-route so you may report issues quickly and avoid problems.
Be prepared! Always anticipate the possibility of an in-transit emergency.
Preparation – thinking ahead – is the key in successfully handling in-transit emergencies.
The United Way of Burlington County is located at 595 Beverly Rancocas Road, Rancocas, NJ 08073. They can be reached by calling 609-267-4500, or you may visit their website. Call 211 for health, human and social service referrals. The Military and Family Support Center also has United Way of Burlington County human services directories.