Monday, April 16, 2007

Help for flood victims in North Central Jersey

(I stole this post completely from nathanrudy at Blue Jersey. I think he not only wouldn't mind, but would be glad for more folks to see it. -SGR)

Just saw this in the Courier News today about the flooding in Bound Brook, Manville, South Bound Brook and some of the other towns along the Raritan River.
A lot of folks are homeless due to the flooding, or have lost all their belongings for good or for at least a little while. They really need some help, and Blue Jersey seems like a good place to go.

BRIDGEWATER - The American Red Cross, Somerset County Division, helping victims of today's floods, is requesting donations of the following items: clean towels, blankets and socks, baby food and baby formula, diapers, new personal care
items, and sanitary products. However, clothing will not be accepted.
Donations should be taken to the Food Bank Network, Building 9E, Easy Street (off Chimney Rock Road). Contact Marie Scannell at (732) 560-1813 with questions or for directions.

The flooding is really bad, though not as bad as with Hurricane Floyd. I drive through this area in my commute every day, and could not get through. Every crossing from Green Brook to west of Somerville was closed down, so it's pretty serious.

If you can help, please do.

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