Hurricane Relief Donations from Ferndale Get Press in New Jersey

Howell Patch reports on how donations from Ferndale are helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Ferndale's efforts to bring food, water and clothing to those affected by Hurricane Sandy were recently highlighted in the Howell Patch in New Jersey.

We reported last week about local business owners who gathered enough donations to send multiple semi-trucks full of supplies to help hurricane victims.

Garden Fresh Gourmet founder and president Jack Aronson, Dino's Lounge owner Dean Bach and Ferndale police officer Andrew Wurm - along with many local businesses and residents who generously donated supplies - were all part of the effort.

According to an article in the Howell Patch, Wurm - who plays in a nationwide police softball league with Howell, NJ Police Sgt. Joe Markulic - worked with Markulic to get the supplies where they were needed most.

"In the time of need that's what it's all about," Murkulic told Howell Patch of the help.

Howell Police Sgt. Chris Hill said in the article that the food would be delivered "to everybody that needs it."

"It doesn't have to be any specific group, it's the people that are in need," he said. Read the full Howell Patch story here.

Garden Fresh posted on its Facebook page this week that additional supplies of coats, clothes, blankets, food and water were delivered to a middle school in Lindenhurst, New Jersey. "The community was in tears....thank you sooooo much!!" one resident there posted on the page.

Linda Baker November 09, 2012 at 11:50 PM
not surprising that these people took it upon themselves to help others - we are lucky to have them in Ferndale


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