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4 Ways Franklin Residents Can Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors

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Hurricane Harvey has caused unprecedented damage in and around Houston Texas this week, and many of the homeowners impacted do not have flood insurance, and face huge bills.

Residents looking to provide much-needed assistance can do so by reading the information below:

1. Nineteen Red Cross volunteers from New Jersey will head to Texas to provide help to the thousands of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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The Red Cross has launched a massive response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

2. Hermann Transportation a public and contract warehouse storage, logistics and distribution services company will become a drop-site for needed supplies. 

"We will ship two 53' trailers within a week or so down to the Houston area. Hours for Drop off of NEW/UNUSED items are 8 am to 4 pm Monday/Friday, Bryan Herman said in a Facebook post. "Security will direct you to the designated area. I am currently working on other drop areas in Central New Jersey along with North Jersey and will Update this post as needed. Please please please share this post, tag friends and spread the word. Let's show the South how Jersey shows love."

3. Masjid-e-Alil is also accepting cash donations to help victims of Harvey. Make check payable to "Masjid-e-Ali" and mail it to 47 Cedar Grove Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873. All donations are tax deductible: Tax ID:22-2413703 or donate online: Here is the link and the code. 

Please make check payable to "Masjid-e-Ali / MFI " and mail to 47 Cedar Grove Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873.
All donations are tax deductible: Tax ID: 22-2413703. On the memo, please note: SL Relief or Harvey Relief.

 

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4. East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen sent a letter of inquiry to Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston, Texas on how people can help and Turner sent the following email back as a response. 

After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and corporations who would like to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations. The fund is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

“We are getting calls from across the country and right here in our hometown, and the generosity of people who understand this disaster is truly amazing,” said Mayor Turner. “Together we can make a difference to those who will need extensive help to get back on their feet once this storm is over.”

Methods to Donate:

Online Credit Card Donations: Visit www.ghcf.org. Online credit card donations will be assessed a small fee, typically 3%, by the credit card companies. Donors have the option of increasing their credit card donations to cover this fee. 

 Checks/Money Orders: Mail to Greater Houston Community Foundation, 5120 Woodway Drive, Suite 6000, Houston, TX 77056.

 Transfer Cash by Wire to: JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

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For further credit to: Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

 For stocks, corporate bonds and other marketable securities, please contact:  donorservices@ghcf.org 

Thank you for your consideration. Your support means a great deal to our fellow Houstonians. 

Editor's note: Please email TAPintoFranklinTownship@tapinto.net with other suggestions on how to help people in the Houston area. 

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