Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts to Continue Sunday

Several activities in Howell to help those in need

Sunday night will mark one week since Hurricane Sandy swept through our area and several local groups are doing their part to help people affected by the storm.

For those people without power the Howell PAL will be opening the old Southard School to residents from 12 to 6 p.m. Hot soup and sandwiches will be provided as well as places for people to charge their electronic devices. For those wishing to help others they can bring items like toiletries, baby food and new or clean clothing and the PAL will deliver it to those people who need it. 

There will also be a collection drive at the Ideal Plaza on Sunday. The drive is being run with help from Season's Coal Fired Bistro, Jazzercise Fitness Center of Howell as well as Century 21 Action Plus Realty. 

Donations will be taken from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and items needed include water, diapers, wipes, toiletries, socks, gloves, hats and other items that can help keep people warm. 

Carole mccue November 03, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Has anyone seen status of the " Shrimp Box" in point pleasant"
Carole mccue November 03, 2012 at 09:08 PM
We have no electric in lions head south. Heard we need a new grid. Has anyone heard about a timeline for restoration of power. Worried about our pipes bursting with cold temperatures.
Shannon Taber November 03, 2012 at 11:27 PM
St. William the Abbot Church, 2740 Lakewood-Allenwood Rd.Howell, will be collecting relief items for distribution to various Catholics Charities Sites. Items needed water, non-perishable food, coats, winter clothes, blankets, cleaning supplies, flash lights, batteries, baby supplies, pet food and nutritional supplements-ensure.
Tracie Harper November 04, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Still without power in Freewood Acres section. All lines are clear so can someone let us know when power will be restored?
LaraEden November 04, 2012 at 02:17 PM
I want to thank everyone that is helping fix our beautiful garden state. It's exhausting and stressfu to be cold and without power and I know tempers are short. But so many are working around the clock trying to get is back to good and I am gratefull for all you efforts! Remember people, we are Jersey Strong!
Laura November 04, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Pictures posted from friends showing trucks from different areas coming in with supplies to get the power going.
Carole mc cues November 04, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Thank you everyone. We now have power on lions head south
Pam 16 November 04, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Thank you to all the people coming to NJ from other states to help get our power back on. I just want to tell you how much my family appreciates your help and kindness. Keep up the good work!!
Jim November 04, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Seems as though few residents were aware of the meals and donations at Southard School, so some of the supplies were shipped to Union Beach.
Laura November 05, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Too bad..........they had a real nice set up of foods and drinks. The donations were pouring in too! As long as the donated items reach those that lost everything or nearly everything. =)


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