Jackson Township is teaming up with the Ocean County Office of Emergency Management to make sure people who need help can get it.

Jackson Mayor Michael Reina says the "We Care" program will help officials identify individuals who may need extra assistance during an emergency.  People with special health needs and/or mobility problems are encouraged to register with the program so that their needs can be addressed.

"To gain information and help people, say for instance with special needs, during any type of event that would limit them from getting to and from, or receiving the help that they need," said Reina.

Reina says that help covers a wide range of possibilities, including priority snow removal for patients who need to reach hospitals or treatment centers.

You can pick up a registration form at the Jackson Township Municipal Building, located at 95 West Veterans Highway.  All information collected is kept confidential.

For more information on the "We Care" program, contact the Ocean County Sheriff's Department Office of Emergency Management at 1-800-331-8152.