UNION, NJ – Union residents came together on Sunday morning to organize donations bound for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Organized by Mayor Cavadas and the Township Committee and run by Union police officer Mike Boll, donations were accepted on Sept. 4 and 5 at the VFW on High Street. On Sunday morning, the donated items were organized and packed into the 500 backpacks donated from Backpacks4life.
“We were able to get so many residents from Union together to help,” said Boll. “We already loaded up a 20-foot trailer and even dropped off some other items at different organizations for Harvey relief.” Boll said Union police officers, firefighters, teachers and boy and girl scouts were on hand to help get the backpacks ready for shipping.
Union resident and volunteer Beth-Ann Dileo said she helped out because it seemed like a great way to help those so far away in Texas. “It’s the least I can do,” she said.
Hundreds of personal care items, such as soap, shaving cream, shampoo and socks, underwear and shirts, were among the items packed into the backpacks.