BELMAR, NJ – Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty today announced that the Borough’s Hurricane Relief Distribution Center remains open and in need of certain items to assist residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The Hurricane Relief Distribution Center is at the Belmar Arts Council Building, 608 River Road (@ Seventh Avenue), Belmar. Relief aid is now being deployed door-to-door to our residents.
The center is particularly in need of items to assist residents and volunteers in the cleanup and debris removal efforts currently taking place in the Borough.
Specific items needed are:
· Work Gloves & Latex Gloves
· Bleach and other Cleaning Products
· Contractor Bags
· Packing Tape
· Markers (Sharpie-type)
· Paper Towels
· Mops & Buckets
“We are deeply grateful to those who have so selflessly donated to our recovery efforts here in Belmar,” said Doherty. “We’ve received an outpouring of support from people all over the world through contributions to our website, Belmar.com, as well as donations to our Relief Center. With the help of our local, state and federal officials, the generosity of our friends and neighbors and the strength and resolve of our residents, Belmar will recover, repair, and rebuild.”
Belmar residents in need of care and supplies should report to the Borough Hall gymnasium at 601 Main Street for free food, water, clothing, care kits and cell phone charging stations. The gymnasium is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Generous donations of clothes have now fulfilled our clothing needs, the list above represents the items most in need at this time.
Professional food service vendors who wish to volunteer on-site outdoor cooking operations and food service delivery, should contact April Claudio at 732-681-3700.
Mayor Doherty also asked that anyone able to contribute to the financial relief effort towards Belmar’s recovery visit www.belmar.com.