Central Relief Committee

To:    Post Commanders

Post Service Officers

Unit Presidents

Squadron Commanders


Re:    Central Relief Committee Meetings and Applications

Central Relief is a one of a kind committee set up by Bergen County to help Legion, Auxiliary and SAL members with financial aid when they encounter extreme financial situations, like eviction, loss of utilities, etc. due to hardships encountered like unemployment etc. The application should be completed and reviewed by the Post Service Officer or Commander, Unit President, or 1st Vice President, or SAL Commander or Sr.Vice Commander. The reviewing Officer should accompany the applicant to the central relief meeting which occurs on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1930 hours (730PM) at Rochelle Park Post 170.


In order to insure that the committee is available for you to present any cases, please make sure you contact either the Chairman Mike Carroll at 201-270-7338 (luckycarroll24@verizon.net) or the Assistant Chairman Frank Jiosi Sr. at 201-939-4401 (vcjiosi@njsal.org), no later than the 2nd Friday of the month.


The application and instructions (revised February 2017) can be obtained from the county website Central Relief Documents, please review to insure the application is completed and that all necessary documentation required is attached (i.e.: DD214, current membership card, etc.).


In addition to the Central Relief application you will find the guidelines and form for the Legion’s TFA (Temporary Financial Assistance), which is grant money available to all veterans who have dependent children and are in need. Also included in the folder is a list of organizations other than the legion that offer financial assistance as well.


If you have any questions or need help with the application please contact any member of the committee. A list and contact info is posted on the county web site above.

For God and Country,

Mike Carroll




Bea Stoft,   beahenriksen@hotmail.com

Bob Salvini,   bobsalvini@att.net

Carolyn Hunt,   chubbyc42@msn.com

Frank Jiosi Sr.,   frankjiosi@yahoo.com

Vic Ruggiero.   victorruggiero@yahoo.com

Kathy Fry,   kfry1216@optonline.net

Mike Carroll,  luckycarroll24@verizon.net

Maenard Burgess,  maenardburgess@yahoo.com

Audrey Jantzen, audpcti@verizon.net

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