Catholic Charities Trenton Coordinates Donation Drive for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Survivors
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton will coordinate a collection of cleaning supplies and personal hygiene kits to be delivered to those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Individuals interested in participating can bring these items to the drop off sites listed below. All items must be in plastic bags and can be dropped off on or before Wednesday, October 11th. “We are grateful for the support and partnership of our national organization; Catholic Charities USA in providing the transportation of these donated items to locations in Texas,” said Executive Director Marlene Laó-Collins.
*Examples of cleaning supplies are liquid laundry and dish soaps, sponges, trash bags, cleaning wipes, dishwashing and work gloves, and dust masks.
*Examples of personal hygiene supplies are hand towels, toothbrushes, adhesive bandages, bath soap, combs and nail clippers.
Donation Drop-Off Locations:
Red Bank Catholic High School
Atrium near chapel
Minority Leadership Society, Mr. Bob Heyer
Monmouth Counseling Center of Catholic Charities
145 Maple Avenue
Red Bank NJ 07701
Times: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Staff contact: Yolanda Aldarelli
Catholic Charities, Trenton continues to direct those who wish to respond to the needs of survivors of Hurricane Harvey and Irma to donate online to the national organization, Catholic Charities USA at catholiccharitiesusa.org. Catholic Charities USA is coordinating relief response and providing regular updates through their disaster operations staff. Collins added, “As we learn more about the needs of those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and Florida, we will share updates on relief efforts.”
Another donation drive is being coordinated with the emergency committee at St. Clement’s Church in Matawan, New Jersey to collect and store cleaning supplies and hygiene kits in their gym. These items may be dropped off at St. Clements at 172 Freneau Avenue, Matawan between 10 am and 1pm on Saturday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 30th.
Catholic Charities, Trenton has also partnered with St. Vincent DePaul USA and the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management. That office has already collected nearly 1000 clean-up kits to be delivered to St. Clements on or before October 12th.
Additionally, Catholic Charities is working with the Disaster and Terrorism Branch, New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) as a participant in the Crisis Counseling Program. The agency maintains a directory of current and former employees who are certified Disaster Response Crisis Counselors (DRCC) who can be called into volunteer service for disaster related needs in New Jersey and nationally.
Other drop off locations in NJ:
Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities
88 Schoolhouse Road
Whiting NJ 08759
Times: Monday-Friday 10am-3pm
Staff contact: Jennifer Byrne
Delaware House Behavioral Health Services of Catholic Charities
25 Ikea Drive
Westampton, NJ 08060
Times: Monday-Friday 9am-3:30pm
Staff contact: Ruth Mullenax
Central Administrative Services (CAS)
383 West State Street
Trenton NJ 08607-1423
Times: Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm
Staff contacts: Rosa Mercado and Krysta Ortiz