Buono Thanks Residents For Donations To Hurricane Victims

State Sen. Barbara Buono and staff pack up donations to deliver to needy residents (Photo courtesy of the Senator’s office)

EDISON — State Sen. Barbara Buono thanked residents who donated hundreds of dollars worth of clothes, food, baby products, blankets, batteries, and other essentials to her district office in the aftermath of last week’s devastating storm.

“We are so grateful for the incredible generosity that residents have demonstrated,” said Buono (D-Middlesex). “There are so many families throughout our district who have been displaced by the storm, and many are in need of food, warm clothing, and other basic necessities.”

Buono’s office continues to collect donations during office hours, and also offers residents a place to charge their phones or warm up with a cup of coffee.

“Even though we’ve offered the office as a charging station, everyone that has come in so far just wanted to donate. Our community continues to come together to help those in crisis,” Buono said.

Buono has been delivering donations to towns in need throughout the 18th Legislative District, including today’s visit to South River, where hundreds of families have lost their homes and food banks were ruined by floodwaters.

“The devastation throughout parts of the district is just heartbreaking,” said Buono. “There is no shortage of need, and while there is still a need, we will still collect donations.”

Anyone interested in donating nonperishable food, clothing, water, diapers, blankets, flashlights or batteries may do so at the Senator’s district office, located at Two Lincoln Highway, Suite 401 in Edison. The office is open between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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