Senator Girgenti Thanks Residents for Donations to Hurricane Irene; Still a Great Need for Food Donations
Senator John A. Girgenti (D-35) of Hawthorne today thanked the many residents from around the State who donated clothing and other essential items to the victims of the recent hurricane and flooding. Girgenti opened his Hawthorne district office as a drop-off location for donations last week. The clothing collected was picked up and distributed throughout Passaic County on Wednesday September 14th. The Senator reiterated the need for food and canned goods for hurricane victims, and asked all residents to kindly donate what they can spare.
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“People were very generous in giving what they could spare, and we received donations from concerned and compassionate residents not just in the 35th District, but from all over the State. It is truly moving and inspirational to see the kindness exhibited by New Jersey’s citizens. Many of my constituents are affected by the flooding, especially in the City of Paterson. While there is still much work to be done, the items that we collected will provide them with at least a small amount of comfort and normalcy as they rebuild their lives. I would like to say thank you to everyone who came by my district office to drop off donations.”
“Today we distributed the items that were collected, but this is by no means the end of our efforts. I ask all residents to continue to donate items, most especially canned goods, food, and drink. The victims are still in great need, and food supplies are running low. Anything you can provide would be most appreciated, and my office will continue to function as a drop-off center for these items.”
“Again, I thank everyone who has dropped off donations, and I thank in advance those of you who will in the coming days. In the aftermath of a terrible storm, it is humbling to see the people of our State continuing to come together in the spirit of community to help our neighbors in need.”
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