VOLUNTEERING: Volunteers are needed to clean up at Union Beach Saturday January 19th. If you want to sign up please contact Troy Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in helping Hurricane Sandy victims in the Lavallette/Ortley Beach area, please contact Pete Scott (732-762-5737). Please call between 7-9pm the night before if possible. If you are interested in volunteering in the Highlands/Sea Bright area, contact Bob Brower at 732-221-0354 for Saturday December 15 and Sunday December 16th. Thank you!
*****If you know of any Firehouse, career or volunteer, that could use turnout gear please contact Passaic FMBA Local 213, President Kevin Burgos, at email@example.com.
The NJFMBA is coordinating a Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort. Locals from around the State of New Jersey are creating task force volunteer groups to the worst effected areas. If you or your local are interested in supporting this program please contact your Local president or the State office @ 732-499-9250.
Thus far we have the following locals either working with or coordinating with the following communities.
Locals Impacted Community
North Hudson 24/26 Weehawken
Nutley, E. Orange, Orange, So. Orange Moonachie, Little Ferry
Hamilton/Bordentown/Bloomfield Seaside Heights
Union 46/246 Lake Como/ Belmar
Gloucester City Ocean City
Montclair/ Elizabeth Point Pleasant
Kearny/Harrison Long Branch/Sea Bright
Trenton 6/206 Silverton, Toms River
Maplewood/South Orange Lavallette
Vineland/Ocean City/Evesham/Gloucester Ocean City
Donations can be made to the Fuel Relief Fund, who has already donated plenty of free fuel to first responders and those in need. www.fuelrelieffund.org
We are also encouraging donations to the Red Cross on behalf of Smitty Lavin and MaryKate Lavin as they raise many to run the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon. Here is their donation page: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/run4shore/njsandyrelief.
If you have damage to your house or you need help please contact the websites above. The power and the phones have been restored at the State Office. Please contact the office if you or your family is in need of immediate assistance. 732-499-9250.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Herman Peters and his team of volunteers for running the FMBA/PDR trailer for the past three weeks! Herman set up just days after Hurricane Sandy hit and has been in the Barrier Island ever since. He is always looking for help to distribute his coffee and soup, so please let him know if you would like to lend a hand. 201-206-8544
And to Scott Zabelski of Blue Wave Printing in Toms River for his generous donation to keep our Coffee Trailer stocked and operational on the Barrier Islands for as long as we are needed.
A special thank you to all of those who have already volunteered their time and services:
Fuel Relief Fund
Bertucci’s – Alicia & Gina
Taylor Rental in Piscataway
Glenn and Deborah Turner
Tom and Kathy Willbergh
Marc and Rachel Johnson
Dave and Sue Pierce
Bob Morrison Sr.
Laura and Dave Curtis
Mike Hunter Jr
Bob and Joan Hill
Brian and Lori McGorty
Blue Wave Printing, LLC
Maplewood Local 25
New Brunswick Local 217
Hamilton Local 84
Central District FMBA
Franklin Twp Local 88
John J Brahan
Paula M Glavin
Brian E Moss
Kenneth J Thompson
Collins & Company, Inc.