County, city, state and community volunteers will take to the streets of Camden Sunday with donation buckets as part of an ongoing effort to assist those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
(Camden, NJ) – From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on October 8, members of the community will show their support and make donations to the Hurricane Relief Fund, Boricuas from New Jersey para Puerto Rico. Volunteers will report at 9:30 a.m., and corporate partners will present donations at approximately the same time. Throughout the day supporters can also enjoy food, music, and entertainment.
Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez talked about the moral imperative to help the millions suffering through the fallout of Hurricane Maria.
“We are looking at a disaster of epic proportions, in some neighborhoods 80 percent of the homes were destroyed, utilities are out across the board including wastewater treatment,” Rodriguez said. “I’ve been talking to members of my community who want to help and don’t know what the best resource would be, which is when I contacted the Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey and together with Hispanic Affairs we set up the Boricuas from New Jersey para Puerto Rico fund with the South Jersey Credit Union.”
In addition to Von Nieda Park, donations will be accepted at these locations in Camden City on Sunday, October 8:
- City Hall – Roosevelt Plaza Park (Drive-through)
- 27th & Federal/Westfield (Engine 9)
- Baird & Marlton (Old San Juan / Cousins)
- State & River (Mastery Cramer Hill)
- 27th & River Rd.
- 36th & Westfield Ave
- 7th & State St.
- 7th & Linden St.
- Broadway & MLK
- Mt. Ephraim Ave & Ferry Ave
- Mt. Ephraim Ave & Collings Ave
- Haddon & Kaighn Ave
- Morgan Blvd. & Yorkship Rd. (Firehouse)
- Mt. Ephraim & Kaighn (Firehouse)
- Broadway & Atlantic (Firehouse)
- 3rd & Federal (Firehouse)
The fund-raising effort is taking place across Southern New Jersey. Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez explained the importance of working on this as a combined community.
“The entire island of Puerto Rico has been greatly affected by this tragedy and the degree of devastation is massive,” Cruz-Perez said. “We need to focus as a community, State and nation on rebuilding Puerto Rico. Their residents are not only our fellow citizens, but to many of us, they are family.”
Other South Jersey donation locations on Sunday, October 8:
- Bridgeton, NJ
32 Commerce St.
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Pleasantville, NJ
Pleasantville City Hall Parking Lot
1st. & Washington Ave.
Noon to 6:00 p.m.
- Atlantic City
Our Lady Star of the sea Cafeteria
15 N. California Ave. AC.
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- East Greenwich Township Police Department
159 Democrat Rd
Mickleton, NJ 08056
- Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028
- Woodlynne Fire House
200 Cooper Ave.
Woodlynne, NJ 08107
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Penn Pizza
Woodlynne Ave. & Mt Ephraim
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Donations are also being accepted on an ongoing basis at all South Jersey Federal Credit Union locations, and six Ravitz family-owned supermarkets.
Ravitz Family Market Locations:
- Shop Rite of Garden State Pavilions – Cherry Hill, NJ
- Shop Rite of Marlton – Marlton, NJ
- Shop Rite of Union Mill Road – Mount Laurel, NJ
- Shop Rite of Mount Laurel – Mount Laurel, NJ
- Shop Rite of Evesham Road – Cherry Hill, NJ
- Price Rite of Camden – Camden, NJ
South Jersey Federal Credit Union Sites:
- 15 West Jersey Ave.
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
- Eagle Plaza
Haddonfield Berlin Rd
Voorhees, NJ 08043
- 1201 N Church Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057
- 1615 Hurffville Road
Deptford, NJ 08096
- 227 Market St
Camden, NJ 08102
- Rowan Boulevard
Camden City Glassboro, NJ 08028
- 106 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
A full list of collection sites and more information about the county’s effort to send aid to the people of Puerto Rico can be found at www.CamdenCounty.com/HurricaneMariaRelief.