Lawmakers Hold Relief Drive For Hurricane Sandy Victims

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UNION COUNTY– District 22 representatives, state Sen. Nicholas Scutari, Assemblyman Jerry Green and Assemblywoman Linda Stender will be accepting donations for the Hurricane Sandy relief effort in conjunction with the American Red Cross. The offices will be collecting items such as non-perishable food, water, blankets, and new clothing only. All items will be continuously donated to local Red Cross warehouses and or those directly affected by the storm.

“We are hoping to help as many people as possible through this drive,” said Scutari. “Unfortunately, due to the damage cause by Hurricane Sandy, countless households were affected by the storm. Donating these items can be a huge help especially as the weather becomes colder.”

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 20, residents of the surrounding area can drop-off needed items to:

  • Senator Scutari – 1514 E. Saint Georges Ave. 2nd Fl Linden, NJ 07036. Phone (908-587-0404) Email (SenScutari@njleg.org)
  • Assemblyman Green- 17 Watchung Ave., Plainfield, NJ 07060. Phone (908-561-5757) Email (AsmGreen@njleg.org)
  • Assemblywoman Stender- 1801 East 2nd St., 2nd Fl, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. Phone (908-668-1900) Email AswStender@njleg.org)

If you are interested in making a monetary donation, the lawmakers ask that you visit www.redcross.org/charitable-donations or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

“Please take a moment to help those in need, many victims are still without the comforts of home,” said Green. “As the holidays approach, we are looking to supply families with as many goods as possible.

“Many of these households include children,” added Stender. “Small donations from residents add up and have a big impact on many of the displaced families of New Jersey.”

All three district offices will accept donations Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information about the drive or ways to volunteer, call Stender’s office at 1-908-668-1900.

 


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