Hurricane Sandy Relief Update

January 14, 2013

Move For Hunger Ramps Up Hurricane Relief 

UPDATE:

We want to thank everyone who has helped us raise money to put toward Sandy relief efforts. Since November, we have raised a little over $13,000 to put toward helping families and communities that were devestated by hurricane Sandy.  Below is a list of what we have done with our funds thus far thanks to all of our generous donors.

  • Donated to the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties right after the storm when the need for food was extremely high
  • Donated to the Mercey Center of Asbury Park, NJ whose shelves had been emptied due to the storm
  • Donated to the Bayhead schools to help them purchase school supplies that was lost in the storm
  • Purchased baby food and diapers for the City of Belmar, NJ
  • Donated to St. Francis Church in Long Beach Island, NJ to help them distribute food to those devastated from the storm
  • Donated to a resident from Sea Bright, NJ who lost the first floor of their home in Sandy
  • Donated to a resident from Union Beach, NJ whose first floor was flooded in Sandy
  • Donated to a resident from Hazlet, NJ who was struggling because of damage to their home in the Storm
  • Purchased and donated toys for children from Union Beach, NJ who lost everything in the storm
  • Purchased and donated gift cards to a family from Ocean City, NJ who lost their home in Sandy
  • Purchased and donated Home Depot gift card for a family from Breezy Point, NY who lost their first floor in Sandy
  • Purchased and donated Walmart Gift Card for a resident of Union Beach, NJ who lost their home in hurricane Sandy
  • Purchased and donated Walmart Gift Card for a resident of Union Beach, NJ who lost their home in hurricane  Sandy
  • Donated to two residents from Neptune, NJ whose home burnt down during hurricane Sandy

 

We’d like to thank all those who helped us raise these funds and all those who helped put us in touch directly with families and organizations who needed help. A huge thanks to Melanie Knobel who helped us reach those directly affected by the storm via her facebook page for Sandy victims. 

 

The destruction from Hurricane Sandy continues to disrupt life for thousands of our neighbors across the Jersey Shore, Staten Island and New York. For many of those that call Seaside Heights, Sea Bright or Belmar home, it may be many months before residents can begin to rebuild their lives in the wake of the most destructive storm in our region’s history. 

Peter Allen, Driver for North Western Warehouse,  knows all too well the distastrous affects a hurricane can have.  A survivor of Hurricane Katrina, Peter is filling his tractor trailer to travel over 1,700 miles to bring relief to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 

 

 

Two Guys and A Truck in Richmond, VA wanted to see what they could do to support hunger relief. After the airing of this news story they were flooded with donations form local residents, enough to fill an entire truck. They are currently en route to deliver the donation to New York.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victory Packaging donated and entire trailer load of boxes for disaster relief.  These boxes went to local shelters and pantries to coordinate and disperse donated items.  All photos courtesy of Chris Spiegel www.blurrevision.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crown Reloctions-New York donated an entire truck and driver to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to improve their distribution capabilities after the Hurricane.

 

In response to the Jersey Shore being hit very hard Lowy’s Moving Service quickley worked to secure warehouse space to set up a relief shelter.  The location in Neptune, NJ became a place where individuals could donate whatever supplies they could. The warehouse was quickly loaded with food, clothing and toiletries ready to give directly to those affected.  For over a week voluteers worked long hours to sort and distribute supplies to anyone in need.

Easy Movers in Glyndon, MD collected and delivered a truck full of donated items to hurricane victims.

Helping victims of Hurricane Sandy filled our weekend- and we were so happy to donate 500 boxes and help transport over 10k pounds of donations to NJ on Saturday. Everyone was smiling all day.

Paxton Van Lines in Springfield, VA has already sent 2 trucks full of donations to disaster zones.  They are working with local schools to fill a third truck to deliver to the Northeast very soon.

 

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 DH Moving and Storage  of Elkridge Maryland collected about 60 boxes of goods that were donated to families of    Keansburg High School in New Jersey. Donations included clothing, cleaning supplies, school supplies, first aid supplies and canned goods. 

 

While the outpouring of support from all corner’s of the country has been impressive, many of those displaced by the storm are still in need of food, sanitary items, clothing, blankets and a warm place to stay. You can help bring relief to those in need by donating to Move For Hunger’s relief efforts where 100% of your donation will go to provide immediate relief to those left vulnerable from the hurricane.

Donations can be made by visiting www.moveforhunger.org/rebuildrecover and clicking the “Donate” button.

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