United Way's project "Warm Heart" and the Atlantic County Sheriff's "Real Help" program teamed up to present a free economic and energy assistance resource expo.
The expo was put together as a way to connect those in need with assistance programs and services that are available in their community. More than 20 representatives from various services including Atlantic City Electric, South Jersey Gas, and Family Service Association participated in the event.
"Everything here is one stop shop they can go from table to table to get all the essentials they need to get taken care of all at the same," said Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles
The expo also featured caseworkers helping people fill out FEMA disaster assistance forms, something residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy said is useful at this time of need.
"I think it's very important definitely after a hurricane a lot of people had damage to their home and property that they had this type of event so people can get the help and assistance that they really need," said Pleasantville resident Nikia Bailey.