I've gotten a few hits lately on searches such as, "NJ Katrina Relief" but I haven't posted anything about it. There is a lot going on, however, and here are just a few to get started.
Acting Gov Codey has established drop-off points for bottled water:
1799 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666-0687
1315 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052-1419
479 West Clinton Street
Dover, NJ 07801-1799
550 RT 57
Port Murray, NJ 07865
1060 Hamilton Street
Somerset, NJ 08873
151 Eggerts Crossing Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
NJ National Guard Training Center
Sea Girt, NJ 08750-0251
658 North Evergreen Avenue
Woodbury, NJ 08096-1399
2560 South Delsea Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360-7093
1008 Absecon Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-1999
600 Garden State Parkway
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-1699
Samaratin Baptist Church in Trenton is collecting supplies until Friday at the following locations:
Samaritan Baptist Church, 531 Martin Luther King Blvd., Trenton
First United Methodist Church, 15 S. Broad St., Trenton
Mercer County Community College, West Windsor campus, Student Center, 2nd floor Room 241
Mercer county college's Kerney campus off South Broad Street in Trenton.
The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean and America's Harvest are holding a food drive for hurricane victims.
The FoodBank in Neptune will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to collect donated items.Starting Tuesday, the FoodBank will accept donations 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at its warehouse, 3300 Route 66, Neptune. The FoodBank is also seeking financial donations. Checks can be mailed to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, 3300 Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753. Write "Disaster Relief" on the memo line. For information, go to www.foodbankmoc.org
Freehold Township will collect donations through Sept. 30 under the "Freehold Township Cares" program.
Clothing, shoes and toiletries only will be accepted at the drop-off site outside the fence at the Department of Public Works, 66 Jackson Mills Road. Donations must be placed in a sturdy plastic garbage bag.Suggested toiletries include diapers, wipes, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo.
Neptune officials will be collecting supplies on Friday and Saturday.
The collection will take place Friday night at the Ocean Grove beach fireworks display and on Saturday at Neptune Day. For information, call the Neptune Recreation Department at (732) 869-1202 or go to www.neptunetownship.org on the Web.
The Collingswood Fire Department will accept donations of cases of bottled water at its fire station, 20 W. Collings Ave.
For more information, call the borough at (856) 854-0720.
Mount Laurel Professional Firefighters and EMTs and the Mount Laurel Fire Department are collecting clothing, diapers, toiletries, toys and other nonperishable goods at Fire Station 361 on Masonville Road.
Essex County has several relief programs set up; view them all here.
Catholic Charities for Diocese of Camden is accepting donations; info here.
Greater Somerset County chapter of the Red Cross is training volunteers and accepting donations; info here.
The United Way of Central New Jersey is accepting donations: info here.
Sun National Bank, based in Vineland, will match donations dollar-for-dollar at their locations; info here.
Salvation Army is accepting donations at their headquarters, as well as Wal-mart and Sam's locations; info here.
This list is by no means comprensive but it should get anyone from Our Fair State started who wants to help. I'll add more as I can find them. Please, this is a desparate time for so many who need our help.