FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 16, 2013

Christie Administration Continues Season of Service as DCA Commissioner Constable Helps with Donation Delivery in Monmouth County

Joins Jersey Cares Volunteers in Belmar to Unload Donated Furniture to
Benefit Sandy-Impacted Families



Belmar, NJ – As part of the Christie Administration’s third annual “Season of Service,” New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III spent the morning loading donated furniture in Belmar, Monmouth County. The furniture will be restored and then sold at discounted rates, with the proceeds used to assist Sandy-impacted individuals and families. The donation delivery volunteer activity was organized through Jersey Cares and the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Belmar.

Jersey Cares is a Newark-based nonprofit organization committed to increasing civic engagement in New Jersey by coordinating volunteer opportunities to address community needs. The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Belmar assists Sandy-impacted residents facing financial hardship in the community by providing monetary and material assistance through the funds it raises from selling refurbished furniture and home décor accessories.

“Because of nonprofit organizations such as Jersey Cares and the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Belmar, people in need are being helped, including families affected by Superstorm Sandy,” Commissioner Constable said. “It was gratifying to help the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s furniture outreach, which has made it possible for the organization to financially assist more than 650 families with rent and heating costs and nearly 100 families in recovering from Sandy.”

Commissioner Constable volunteered today as part of Season of Service activities. Throughout December the Christie Administration is volunteering in a variety of ways to serve New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents as well as families and communities recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

To donate to Jersey Cares or contact them, go to www.jerseycares.org/. To donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Belmar or contact them, go to http://strosebelmar.com/svdp

CONTACT:
Lisa Ryan
Sean Conner
(609) 292-6055