Food & Clothing Drive Generated Overwhelming Support
Burlington County Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien today thanked Burlington County residents and businesses for their overwhelming response to the county’s recent food and clothing drive to assist Ocean County residents who were relocated in temporary shelters in Burlington County after being displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
She said that residents should know that the County’s collection efforts have been brought to a close, and no further donations of clothing or personal hygiene items are necessary.
“I can’t say enough about the generosity of Burlington County residents,” said O’Brien. “We received an incredible amount of clothing and food in just a few days.”
While clothing is no longer being sought, food can still be taken directly to local food pantries, whose shelves are traditionally in need of replenishing this time of year.
“Our residents really stepped up and answered the call,” said O’Brien. “Shortly, those in the shelters will be moved to more stable locations, and they will have more clothing to take with them.
“I know there are other organizations still collecting items for all the hurricane victims, and I encourage everyone to support those efforts.”