DeAngelo Thanks Residents for Outpouring of Support in Donations for Superstorm Sandy Recovery

(HAMILTON TWP.) — Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (D-Hamilton) today thanked the scores of individuals who have donated to the Superstorm Sandy relief effort by bringing items to the American Red Cross donation center established at his 14th Legislative District Office. Because of the overwhelming volume of donations, DeAngelo said that he has been asked to suspend captioning donations at his office for the time being while Red Cross volunteers and staff distribute items to storm victims.
“The outpouring of generosity and support has been tremendous. In just a week’s time, we have filled hundreds of bags and boxes full of clothes, blankets, food, cleaning products and toys to help the victims of Sandy. Donations have come from all over the 14th District and as far as Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and even Michigan,” said DeAngelo (D-Hamilton). “Much of the need to collect certain items has been met at the present time thanks to the kindness of residents. Should the call go out again for additional goods and support, I will be sure to do my part in communicating those needs to New Jerseyans.”
Assemblyman DeAngelo teamed with the American Red Cross last week to establish the donation center located at his district office to help those most severely affected by the storm so that they can help get back on their feet. Items have been picked up by representatives of the American Red Cross and distributed through their centers to those in need.
“I encourage everyone to continue helping to support the recovery effort by volunteering in those communities still struggling to get back to ‘normal’ and still going through a lot of debris clean up at thousands of homes or businesses,” said DeAngelo. “The recovery effort is far from over in the statewide sense, but I am humbled by the volume of support that I have seen in my office during the last week. I know that we are Jersey Strong and will continue to support those hardest hit by Sandy.”
DeAngelo said donations for the storm recovery specifically in New Jersey also can be made through the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund online at www.sandynjrelieffund.org or mailed to the fund at P.O. Box 95, Mendham, NJ 07945-0095.
Throughout the days and weeks since storm hit New Jersey, DeAngelo has worked to assistance residents seeking answers regarding power restoration throughout the 14th District which consists of part of Mercer and Middlesex counties. The Assemblyman’s district office also remained open on Election Day — despite the state holiday designation — in order to address concerns of local residents affect by the storm.