SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township’s Department of Social Services is asking the public to help a couple that lost their mobile home in a devastating fire Wednesday night.
According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, the man and woman that live in the Oakdale Mobile Home Park on Route 1, were only able to escape their home with the clothes on their backs and their dog.
Fire ripped through their Lemon Street mobile home around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, completely destroying the unit and damaging two others as an estimated 60 firefighters from all three township departments battled the flames.
According to police, the fire started in the kitchen area of the home and is not suspicious.
“Wednesday night a South Brunswick couple lost everything in a fire that ravaged their mobile home in Oakdale Village. They left with the clothes on their backs and their dog. They will be moving to a new trailer in Oakdale hopefully today or tomorrow, but they are in need of absolutely everything,” the social service department’s post read. “Please find it in your heart to help them as they start over.”
Donations of clothing, shoes, furniture and household items can be dropped off at the office at the Oakdale Mobile Home Park Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3717 Route 1 South.
The park’s manager, Aneudy Medina, can be reached at (732) 297-0234.
Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart and Stop&Shop would also be very much appreciated, according to the post.
Clothing sizes for the couple are; mans 36 x 30 pants, XL shirts, 12 1/2 shoes, woman’s 10/12 pants, M or L shirt, 8 1/2 shoes.