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We Need Your Help: Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort




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 NJ SANDY2012 110112 Union Beach, NJ 11/1/12 A Front Street home sheared in half in UNion Beach Thursday November 1. Staff photo Tanya Breen/ASBURY PARK PRESS
(Photo Credit: Tanya Breen/ASBURY PARK PRESS)

We have a group of people from Bucks County, PA and Hamilton, NJ that worked together last weekend to coordinate and deliver donated items to shelters in NJ. We were able to deliver 5 SUVs (well, 4 SUVs and one pickup truck) and a box truck FILLED with clothes, cleaning supplies, food, blankets, water, etc. to Pineland Regional High School in Little Egg Harbor Township. (Here are some images).

Sunday’s effort all came together in about 24 hours

We're going to do it again. 

Next weekend (November 11th), we are going to deliver much needed items to the people of Union Beach, NJ. I’m fairly certain it’s a 100% year-round residential community.

Here are some images of the devastation they suffered: http://on.app.com/WcLuFX

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

Glad you asked.

ITEMS NEEDED 

[UPDATED: 08-Nov-2012]
Updated list: (latest and greatest, no further changes)

  • Towels, comforters, blankets, sheets
  • Pillows
  • Boots
  • All cleaning supplies including but not limited to: mops, buckets, rubber gloves etc..
  • Water
  • Food (canned, tuna, snacks, pasta, vegetables, fruit etc..)
  • Fabric Softer/laundry detergent
  • Can openers
  • Boxes/storage boxes and fabric shopping bags
  • Sponges
  • First Aid supplies
  • Packing tape
  • Toilet paper/paper towels/tissues
  • Napkins, paper plates, knives/forks/spoons, cups
  • Diapers (Adult and baby)
  • Baby food
  • Toiletries (Deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors, cotton swabs, hair products etc…)
  • Tampons
  • Juice boxes
  • Allergy meds
  • Cold meds
  • Cat food and dog food
Also, NO MORE CLOTHES! Shelters are no longer taking clothes. Thank you!

WHERE ARE THE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS?

Solebury, PA: (Drop-off: Saturday 8am-12pm; Sunday 8am-10am)
Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury has been kind enough to allow us to use their upper parking lot as drop-off location.

6587 Upper York Road
Solebury, PA View Map

Doylestown, PA: (Drop-off: Saturday 8am-12pm; Sunday 8am-10am)
Sandy Dog CrossFit has graciously agreed to allow us to drop-off items

4050 Skyron Drive, Unit B.
Doylestown, PA 18902  View Map

Nicole’s Parents House: If you know Nicole, you can message her for the address. If not home, please leave on front porch.

Hamilton, NJ:  (WE ARE OVER CAPACITY, NO MORE DONATIONS PLEASE)
AR&C Self Storage has also generously allowed us to use their location and also donated use of their box truck and a storage unit!

MONETARY DONATIONS

Why money? Well, maybe you aren’t local. Maybe you want to help but you want to know where exactly your donation is going?

My thought is that any monetary donations will go to help the volunteers cover the costs of gas, possible UHaul rental (if I can’t find a willing donor) (We have 3 box trucks now, as well as about 10 SUVs). All extra monetary donations will go to help people directly, the shelters, or the American Red Cross. (Still working on those details, but the American Red Cross will receive the extra money if we can’t get it directly to those in need).

Any donation you make will go to help this effort.

Thank you so much for any help that you can offer and THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY DONATED!


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