NJ Mobilizes To Assist In Puerto Rico

NJ Mobilizes To Assist In Puerto Rico New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed an executive order to coordinate the state’s effort to aid Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

A state police advance team is already on the ground in San Juan. In time, upwards of 1100 National Guard members, state and local police, and emergency crews will join them.

Christie says the state Office of Emergency Management will be calling the shots here.

“By placing local support under the direction of OEM, this executive order ensures the safe, timely coordinated, and effective delivery of critical personnel and equipment to Puerto Rico so that we do not have individual groups or organizations trying to self deploy,” Christie said at a news conference in Trenton.

That’s not to say those groups can’t help. In fact, two National Guard armories will be opened to accept donations, but only from organized groups like the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, and the Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey.

They’ll accept donations from local governments, community organizations, and corporations.

Individuals can help through those groups and organizations, by calling 833-NJ-HELPS or going online to www.NJ4PR.org.

While financial donations are being solicited, Christie’s office put out a list of items desperately needed on the island. The list includes:

– Baby food – Batteries – Box fans – Canned goods – Cots – Cleaning supplies – Diapers – Feminine hygiene products – Flashlights – Flood pumps – Hand sanitizer – First aid items – Leather work gloves – New underwear and socks – New bed pillows and blankets – Toiletries – Utility knives – High capacity generators to restore power to for hospitals, water service and flood pumps

Article continues below

advertisement
HolyCross_728x90_Jan2021



Author: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/09/29/nj-officials-go-to-puerto-rico/ - David Madden

Archives


South Jersey Magazine Digital Edition

South Jersey Man Survives ‘Friends’ Lighting Him On Fire In Sleep

Man ‘Executed’ Woman He Met On Marketplace App To Buy Cellphone

Two Families Displaced, Four Townhouses Damaged In Sicklerville Fire

New Jersey Man Gets Life Without Parole In Murders Of Woman, Baby

NJ Mother Who Smothered 3-Month-Old Baby After Heavy Drinking Gets Prison Time

12 Arrested In Trafficking Untraceable ‘Ghost Gun’ Assault Rifles, Drugs, New Jersey Attorney General Says

3 Confirmed Measles Cases In Lakewood

Nearly $2 Billion Wagered On Sports In New Jersey In Nine Months

Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty After Emaciated Dog Found Eating Carcass Of Another Dog

Search Continues For Killer After 21-Year-Old Woman Fatally Shot Inside Car In Willingboro

Homeless Veteran Johnny Bobbitt, Katelyn McClure Plead Guilty For Roles In $400,000 GoFundMe Scam

Fire Damages Pizza Restaurant In Gibbstown

Serious Injuries Suffered In Multiple-Vehicle Crash On South Black Horse Pike In Gloucester County

Arena Football League Officially Coming To Atlantic City


More Articles