HOW YOU CAN HELP: An in-town group of teachers and other public servants have dedicated themselves to helping Moonachie, with a Facebook page “dedicated to getting them the resources and supplies they need to do so. Any help is greatly needed and appreciated.”
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
New Jersey’s First Lady, Mary Pat Christie, has organized a special fund to “aid, comfort, and rebuild” the state. The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund is “the main home for people helping New Jerseyans,” Gov. Christie said. At the same time, various local organizations are collecting food, clothing and other household items for those in need. Some are listed here.
Hess Oil made the initial contribution — $2.5 million, he said.
“John Hess is a New Jerseyan. He’s someone who cares about this state,” the governor said.
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Bergen County officials are collecting donations this week between 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at:
- Community Transportation at 178 Essex Street, Lodi
- Midland Park Senior Center – 46-50 Center Street, Midland Park
- St. Margaret of Cortona Church: 31 Chamberlain Ave, Little Ferry
- The PSE&G Disaster Recovery Center at 100 Redneck Road, Moonachie (tent set up in the field next to UPS)
· New blankets;
· Non-perishable food;
· Cleaning products;
· Hand sanitizer;
· Pet food (dog, cat);
· Gift cards so people can get specific items they need at nearby stores.
The East Rutherford Education Association is taking donations of school supplies for teachers and students of the Robert L Craig School in Moonachie.
Their classes are being held at various other schools in the area for the next month and will then be housed in 30+ trailers for the remainder of this school year.
Please consider a donation of any type of classroom supplies. Staplers, copy paper reams, marble notebooks, markers, folders, glue (sticks and bottles), teaching supplies, bulletin board decorations — anything in a school environment but more then just the “back to school supplies.” Gift cards to Lakeshore or Bosland’s are great.
Dropoff is at Wallington Self Storage on Paterson Ave in Wallington or Mckenzie School in East Rutherford (once school resumes).
Supplies will be collected at both locations for the entire month of November and will be distributed to the Moonachie School system once their temporary trailers arrive.
OR: (201) 6944054
The Fair Lawn Rescue Squad is assisting Fair Lawn resident Wendy Steinberg in assembling donations for local and South Jersey residents in need of supplies.
Any new unopened supplies that could be used by those affected will be accepted at Fair Lawn Rescue headquarters, 16-01 Romaine St. (next to the Fair Lawn High School rear parking lot).
STNBWEN@aol.com (Wendy Steinbergor)
AFLAX@fairlawnpd.com (Andrew Flax)
The Boys & Girls Club of Garfield is open until 6 today and tomorrow from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. with various activities for children and families of Garfield.
Garfield residents can also charge phones, take a hot shower, and keep warm there.
The Club is collecting donations of canned goods, clothes, blankets, etc., for distribution to Boys & Girls Club families most affected by the storm.
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