Thursday, November 1, 2012
Ocean County Hunger relief needs food and warm clothing. Other organizations are accepting monetary donations.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Noel Aliseo
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Thousands of people across Ocean County have been left without food, shelter, power and heat due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. “If people have ever wanted to help, now is the time. I have worked in outreach for 25 years and I have never seen anything like this. It is devastation at the highest level,” said Carol Latif, Director of Ocean County Hunger Relief. “We really need people that haven’t been hit to help all of those that have.” Latif said Ocean County Hunger Relief is trying to get back on their feet to provide necessary items to all of the people in need. “We have a network of 28 pantries throughout Ocean County and we are working to get them up and running,” she said. “We lost our pantries on the barrier island and many …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Motorists urged to take alternate routes
Point Beach police are reminding the public that the local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will cause some traffic delays from early this morning through late this afternoon. Motorists are urged to avoid driving in the oceanfront and downtown sections of Point Beach if possible between early Sunday morning and late Sunday afternoon, said Detective Pat Petruzziello. When that's not possible, motorists are advised to allow considerable extra travel time since at least 15,000 walkers are expected to come to town, which will cause a lot of extra vehicular traffic, from walkers driving into town, and foot traffic from the walk itself, Petruzziello said. To help reduce vehicular traffic, there will be free shuttles running from 8 a.m…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Drop-off site is Terry Perko Realtors, 2424 Bridge Ave., Point Borough
The public is urged to drop off non-perishable food to Terry Perko Realtors, 2424 Bridge Ave., Point Borough, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The most needed foods are, soups, pasta, tuna fish and other canned meats, peanut butter and jelly, and jars of tomato sauce. The amount of food in the pantry is low, even as more and more families are visiting. In last year's food drive, the pantry was filled and organizers are hoping for the same success this year. The real estate office is arranging for trucks to transport the food from the office to St. Gregory's in Point Beach.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Fundraisers are for Point Boro High School Band
Back to school means back to Jersey Mike's to help Point Borough High School's band raise funds. Jersey Mike's, as it has done last year and in previous years, will donate 15 percent of its proceeds to the high school band from 5 to 9 on the following nights: Sept. 19; Oct. 3, 10 and 17; Nov. 7, 11 and 21; Dec 5 and 19. Patch will provide a flier to print out and take with you to Jersey Mike's when it becomes available, as Sept. 19 gets closer. Patrons must have the flier with them when they purchase food and beverages for the purchase to count towards the band fundraisers. Only one flier per family or group is needed.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Fundraiser will be held on Sept. 10
A golf outing fundraiser will be held for the Point Pleasant Beach Public Education Foundation on Sept. 10 at Manasquan River Golf Club. The rain date is Sept. 17. The fundraiser is one of the biggest of the year, so organizers are encouraging the community to attend. The foundation uses revenue from this and other fundraisers to fund projects and purchase items that the school district simply cannot afford through the local school district budget. For example, the foundation has paid for: football field improvements; books; supplies; technology and donations to Project Graduation. Another large-scale foundation fundraiser is an annual banquet honoring alumni. This past year it was held in May at the Crystal Point Yacht Club on River Road …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Squad members hit the streets Aug. 25 to raise funds.
Members of the Point Boro First Aid Squad will hold a coin toss on Aug. 25 at Beaver Dam Road and Bridge Avenue, where they will collect donations from passing drivers. The squad is a volunteer organization that responds to medical emergencies and relies on donations to keep operating. Money collected at the coin toss will be used to purchase much-needed equipment and supplies, provide training for new first aid squad members and maintain vehicles and equipment. “If we didn’t exist,” Squad Captain Andy Welsh explained, “the town would have to go with a paid first aid squad or a private ambulance company." “And property taxes would be a lot higher,” noted Squad President Vincent Wardell. The squad sorely needs new members and, for high …
Monday, May 7, 2012
American Cancer Society fundraiser draws crowd of at least 500 to Community Park
What would make a 17-year-old girl in Point Pleasant Borough get nine inches of her beautiful hair cut off five days before junior prom? "I'm doing it in honor of Jordan," said Jaime Williams, referring to Jordan Calabrese, a Point Borough High School senior who authorities say died of natural causes shortly after arriving at a party in Point Beach last November. Friends have said she had cancer. "She was one of my best friends," Jaime said. "I want to do this for her." The haircut involved Jaime and a number of other girls donating their hair to be made into free wigs for cancer patients, just one of many activities taking place at the third annual Relay for Life at Community Park on Saturday night. At least 500 people participated in …