Thursday, November 15, 2012

Recovering From Hurricane Sandy: Ways to Help

Hello South Brunswick,

While it has been weeks since Hurricane Sandy struck, and many South Brunswick homes are back to functioning with electricity and heat, others have not been so fortunate, and since the Jersey shoreline, as well as many other local areas have been hit harder, it's important to keep them in our thoughts.

Many students, parents and workers in South Brunswick have been looking for ways to help others recover from the storm.  We at the South Brunswick Library have suggested a few ways to help within the local community.

Ways to Help:

  • SBHS Hurricane Sandy Collection: South Brunswick High School is collecting items for victims of Hurricane Sandy.  The donations are being sorted by grade level, and can be viewed here: 
  • Donate to the SB Food Pantry: the high school, the library, and the senior center also currently holding a food drive for the South Brunswick food pantry. The food pantry encourages donating food for Thanksgiving, including: 
    • Boxed brownie & cake mixes, icing, pie crusts, and pie fillings such as pumpkin, appl
    • Healthy Low fat/ low sugar Snack Foods (granola bars, crackers, cookies, snack packs
    • Coffee
    • Canned corn and green vegetables
    • Canned Beans and canned tomatoes
    • Supermarket Gift Cards
    • Boxed Milk (Parmalat & Borden's)
    • Peanut butter & jelly
    • Holiday dinner items such as stuffing, canned turkey gravy, canned cranberry sauce, canned sweet potatoes, cornbread muffin mix, chicken broth
    • Frozen/fresh turkeys, fresh or canned ham
    •  Oatmeal and boxed cereal
    • Pancake Mix & Syrup
    • Canned tuna
  • Donate clothes, food, and volunteer through Rutgers University: to find more information about opportunities to help with Hurricane Sandy through the university, check out their RELIEF EFFORTS INFORMATION 
  • Tweet to donate $1 to AmeriCares
    • through the South Brunswick Patch.  Tweet here.
  • Donate to established charities that are helping victims: 
    • Red Cross: text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.  For more ways to donate, check out their website
    • The Salvation Army: see ways to help out at their website.  You can either donate clothing, furniture and vehicles, or donate money through their website!  More ways to give
If you know of any other ways, please leave a comment or contact us!

the Teen Volunteer Association (TVA)

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