After a week of collecting supplies for area residents, sorting donations, and packing up trucks Kristen Renick and Jeanette Middleton Sudano took a truck-load of supplies to Highlands, NJ on Saturday.
Renick said everyone at the church Our Lady of Perpetual Help was extremely grateful for the donations.
Renick and Middleton Sudano wrote Patch to thank everyone for their help—but naturally, they aren't done yet.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Words can’t express enough our gratitude for helping to make our Hurricane Sandy Relief drive a success! Your support made our job of focusing on rallying the community together and getting the task at hand done, so much easier. I am so proud of our communities for pulling together to help our neighboring state of NJ in their time of need. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rev. William Dunlap and the community of Highland are extremely grateful and thank you all so very much. The outpouring of help and donations bears true witness to each one of us. We hope you enjoy the pictures.
We planning on returning to Highlands this Saturday to help volunteer with the clean up efforts. Stay tuned for more information!
Thank you and God Bless,
Jeanette Middleton Sudano & Kristen Renick
Renick said they are still planning on returning to Highlands on Saturday with volunteers, but haven't been able to find a bus that would transport everyone.
According to Renick, people in Highlands need physical help. They need people to rip down houses, to take donations off of trucks, sort clothes, sort food, and direct people where to drop off donations.
As of Tuesday night, Renick said they had a great response from the community, and many people including: the football team, neighbors, police officers, kids over 14-years-old, and adults have offered to help.
However, they are still looking for transportation options and are asking if anyone can help.
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