Project Overview

New Jersey Resource Project (NJRP) partnered with a Stockton University sociology class this year to collect stories of Sandy survivors who are still battling flooding. NJRP has been talking to a large range of shore residents to connect the dots between flooding and the need for renewable energy so that we can slow rising temperatures….

Fran’s Story

by Gabby and Christina Fran, 75, resides on a quaint street in Ventnor, New Jersey, where she has lived in the same cozy home since 1974. She is an important and beloved member of her community, volunteering with organizations such as Jewish Family Services and the New Jersey Knitting Guild. In addition, she is a…

Tricia’s Story

by Tyhler Climate change and sea level rise has been a great concern for the New Jersey community for many years now. Ever since Superstorm Sandy, the need to address our coastal area has become more important. Tricia McAvoy, a Sandy survivor, believes that it is imperative for communities across New Jersey to come together…

Nancy’s and Tony’s Story

by Arianna and Ché Nancy, 52, and Tony Caira, 53, of Waretown, New Jersey, have experienced the brunt end of Hurricane Sandy damage, to say the least. But what is often overlooked is the aftermath of the storm, and how it affects the shore-based community to this day. For the Caira family, it has been…

Colleen’s Story

by Mitchel and Dana Hurricane Sandy survivor Colleen F. is a resident of Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Colleen has resided here for the past 30 years and has raised her daughter in this small community-oriented town. Colleen has a significant presence in her community. For years, her family has attended church at St. Theresa’s, where…

Chuck’s Story

by Jonathan and Meira When Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey, it washed away or flooded many homes. Flooded, too, were the minds of survivors as the process of rebuilding caused enormous strain. Given this, it is hard to believe that there are many survivors like Chuck Griffin. Chuck, a resident of Little Egg and a…

Alison’s Story

by Mikaela and Sean Having moved around quite a bit in her adult years, Alison was used to large storms and the impacts they had on her communities. Hurricanes such as Irene and Sandy and the derecho in 2012 wreaked havoc, leaving the state of both her home and surroundings each with more problems than…