Water, food, clothing, blankets and firewood are available for free at the parking lot outside Point Pleasant Borough Hall and police department on Bridge Avenue.
The items are being supplied and distributed 24/7 to those impacted by Tropical Storm Sandy under a white overhang in the parking lot by local volunteers with the Point Pleasant Borough Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Point Boro First Aid Squad and members of the National Guard, who have been working on rescue and relief efforts in the Borough, Point Beach, Bay Head and many other area towns.
Kiel Arnone, OEM Deputy Coordinator, set up the distribution area for those in need of those items.
Anyone wishing to volunteer can ask Point Borough Emergency Management volunteers at the site how they can help or they can stop in and ask the Point Boro First Aid Squad on Beaver Dam Road where volunteers have been working nearly around the clock since Monday night and could use some donations to help pay for food, water, medical supplies and electricity for a generator, as well as possibly some extra hands.
Volunteer fire departments in the Borough and the Beach, as well as the Point Pleasant First Aid and Emergency Squad, serving Point Beach, Bay Head and Mantoloking have also been working long hours along with the police departments in search and rescue, sheltering and relief efforts.
The Borough, hard hit in waterfront and low-lying areas where many residents were flooded out of homes, no longer has any part of town blocked off, but is urging all residents returning to check on their homes to use extreme caution. Storm tourism has been a problem and is strongly discouraged.
For more information on the emergency relief efforts, follow the Point Pleasant Borough Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.