How to Help Hurricane Irene Victims

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How to Help Hurricane Irene Victims

For some of us in NJ the hurricane was nothing more then a bad storm but for some NJ and surronding areas, residents have lost homes, cars and more.  The flooding has just taken over some towns.  So, I wanted to put together a list of organizations that are offering relief in the area.  Of course, the Red Cross is the biggest, but many local organizations and Churches are pulling together to help out their communties.

This list is short right so please leave information in the comments of any other organziation or collections efforts that you know of so that we can add more to this list.

::Denville, NJ: Township of Denville organizing donation.  Currently looking for Clothing Gift Cards.

::Oakland, NJ: Oakland NJ Flood organizing clean up and donations

Looking for the following items

  • Bins
  • Bottled Water
  • Buckets
  • Cleaning things
  • Industrial Bleach
  • Lime (cleaning)
  • Mops
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Sponges

::Lincoln Park NJ: Jacksonville Chapel organizing donations

::Pompton Plains, Pequannock, NJ: First Reformed Church organizing donations

::Monroe, NJ: Click on Info for more Information

::JCP&L Water and Ice Program

Customers of Jersey Central Power & Light who remain without power from
Hurricane Irene can pick up water and ice free of charge at a number of locations as
storm-restoration efforts continue. Customers should go to the courtesy desk at
individual stores and report that they are a JCP&L customer out of power.

Participating stores in northern New Jersey include:

  • Kings, 191 South Street, Morristown
  • Kings, 184 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park,
  • ShopRite, 50 Wal-Mart Plaza, Clinton
  • ShopRite of Greenwich, 1207 U.S. Highway 22, Phillipsburg
  • ShopRite of Rockaway, 437 Route 46, Dover
  • ShopRite, 314 Route 15, Wharton

Participating stores in central New Jersey include:

  • Acme Supermarket, 576 River Road, Fair Haven
  • Acme Supermarket, 3241 Route 9, Freehold
  • Acme Supermarket, 616 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
  • Acme Supermarket, Main Street & Route 71, Manasquan
  • Acme Supermarket, 180 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury
  • Food Circus, 1560 Route 35, Oakhurst
  • Food Circus, 426 Route 36 and Wilson Avenue, Port Monmouth
  • Food Circus, 362 Broad St., Red Bank
  • Food Circus, 1732 Route 35 and 18th Avenue, Wall Township
  • Food Circus, 1 Route 37, West, Toms River
  • Norkus Foodtown, 597 Park Avenue, Freehold
  • ShopRite, 427-429 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville
  • ShopRite, 260 County Line Road, Jackson
  • ShopRite, Route 70, Lakehurst
  • ShopRite, 328 Route 9, Lanoka Harbor
  • ShopRite, 860 Fischer Blvd., Toms River
  • ShopRite, 100 Town Center, Waretown

::Met-Ed Water and Ice Program

Met-Ed customers who are without power as a result of Hurricane Irene are eligible to
receive free ice and water. Customers must go to the service desk at one of the locations
listed below to receive a voucher.

York County:

  • Giant Food of Manchester
  • Giant Food of Shrewsbury
  • Giant Food of Red Lion
  • Giant Food, Pauline Dr., York
  • Giant Food, E. Market St., York
  • Giant Food, W. Market St., York
  • Giant Food, Carlisle Rd., York

Lebanon County:

  • Giant Food of Cleona
  • Giant Food of Lebanon
  • Redner’s of Fredricksburg

Berks County:

  • Redner’s of Leesport
  • Redner’s of Sinking Spring
  • Redner’s of Pennside
  • Redner’s, N 5th St, Reading
  • Redner’s of Wyomissing
  • Redner’s of Kenhorst
  • Redner’s of Exeter
  • Redner’s of Hamburg

Northampton County:

  • Redner’s of Easton
  • Giant Food, Wind Gap
  • Giant Food, S. 25th St., Easton
  • Giant Food, Town Center Blvd, Easton
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  • Melanie

    WOW! Thanks for all that info! News 12 NJ is looking for info like this. I think you should share it with them! Hope all is well!

  • Pattie O

    You are AWESOME! We’re in Clifton (only flooded basement) and want to help, but couldn’t find where to locally that 100% would go to the area families. Can I post a link to this on the News 12 page and elsewhere?

    • Cindy

      Yes you can post the link. As far as clothing donations, I’m not sure yet. Denville is looking for clothing gift cards so they may except gently used clothing as well.

  • Pattie O

    Oh… and any idea who is taking donations of clothing?

  • Sandi

    Remember George? He used to post on here often. I know that he was involved in couponing for charity and I just was wondering if anyone knows whatever happened to him. I have so many coupons that I would love to donate to him (my son works at a family owned store and has access to coupons from any paper that does not sell, so hundreds of coupons). He is probably donating to hurricane victims right now.

    • Jac

      I would also like to know about George. Are you o.k. George?

  • Todd

    And don’t forget the animal shelters as well. We donated 10 boxes yesterday and Stop and Shop ordered another 40 for us that they will get Thursday. We told them it’s for a donation and they are letting us use all 40 $2.00 coupons for the Purina cat food. Comes out to only .49 a box.

  • Suzanne

    Thank you so much for publicizing this. Denville is my hometown, the utter devastation is so disheartening.

  • Chris

    Hi Cindy,

    I know I have posted other coupon sharing stuff before but wanted to add my town to the list that needs help. Monroe township 08831 in Middlesex county had extensive flooding and not a lot of news coverage. A grassroots local campaign has begun. If anyone is interested in helping, please like Help Hurricane Irene Flood Victims In Monroe, NJ 08831. There is an email address on the info tab.

    Thank you

  • Chris

    Nevermind-I see it in your links above :). Thank you!

  • Heather Terry

    If you make it money dotnation please make it out to to Disaster relief istead of just Hurricane Irene Victims. Legaly they have to give it to what ever the donnor makes it out to be and if they collect to much money then that money has to stay in a a fund for that disaster and never be used. If you tell them you want to give to disaster relief then if too much money is collected then it can be used on the next disaster that comes around instead of sitting in a account doing nothing.

  • meg fernandez

    Any idea how I can reach out to a “single mother family” and help them through this A-Z? I am a single mom in Basking Ridge who has resources and did not even lose power. I want to reach out and help, but I’m not sure how to do it.

  • Nat

    Just wanted to add that towns near Monroe Twp, also had a lot of loss and many are still out of power. Homes, cars, everything lost for these people too…
    Spotswood, NJ
    South River, NJ
    Milltown, NJ
    Jameburg, NJ

  • Nat

    Oh and Helmetta, NJ of course too