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A Few Ways to Help With Sandy Recovery

Locals are trying to help.

The East Brunswick Youth Council will be taking up a collection of these items to help those victims in need. Please help if you can, according to an announcement by Councilwoman Denise Contrino. The items they are in need of are:

  • work gloves
  • latex gloves
  • heavy duty garbage bags            
  • heavy duty paper towels              
  • diapers                  
  • baby formula
  • toothbrushes
  • new cleaning supplies                  
  • toothpaste
  • sponges                                            
  • hair brushes
  • deodorant
  • batteries                                            
  • flashlights                                        
  • jackets
  • warm gloves
  • warm hats
  • candles                                            
  • blankets

The group also is taking up a cash collection for the American Red Cross on behalf of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Checks can be made out to “East Brunswick Youth Council” as they will be writing one check out to the American Red Cross.

Bring your donations to 350 Dunhams Corner Road, Wednesday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 9. From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The donations will be delivered on Saturday, Nov. 10.

In addition, Dr. Fleer Orthodontics at 177 Main St. is collecting items for shelters in Keyport, Keansburg, Union Beach, and Hazlet. You can drop items off at their office during business hours. Shelters are asking for: Cat/Dog Food, Juice Boxes, Baby Shampoo, Bottles and Sippy cups, Large Diapers, Gerber Graduates, Gloves, Masks, Tissue, Fem. Products, Grocery Bags, Shampoo and Conditioner, Towels, Blankets.

There also is a clothing drive. Bring any and all types of clean clothing (especially warm clothes and coats) to 50 Louise Drive off Riva Avenue near Bicentennial Park.

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Next Level Sports November 08, 2012 at 08:25 PM
As the tri-state area, the place we call "HOME" continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy's devastation, Next Level Sports Performance & TNT Sports Training are hosting a BENEFIT, with all the proceeds and donations going to The Red Cross Relief Effort, but we are also FOCUSING on the families who LOST EVERYTHING. The Martino Family, one of TNT Sports Training Family, suffered a loss of their home and all their possessions in Sayreville NJ. Also one of Next Level's family members, The Smith Family (2 young children), has lost their home and belongings from their town in Keansburg NJ. So many families lost EVERYTHING, our beaches are GONE, and lives were LOST. NOW is the time to rise up together and REBUILD! NJ's MOST "WANTED" Band will be performing! Along with food and activities! Saturday, November 17th @7pm - 10pm. We need as much donations as possible! There is a way we can all help out together and keep STRONG! There will be a $20 cover charge plus we will be accepting food, clothing, blankets, and GIFT CARDS (such as: grocery shopping, home depot, Best Buy, ext.) DO NOT miss this special evening of GIVING BACK! Pass the word and let's do our part for bringing New Jersey back to normal. JERSEY STRONG!

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