WESTFIELD, NJ — With federal authorities advising Newark residents to drink bottled water so as to avoid lead contamination, a group here is teaming up with a state assemblyman to collect donations of bottled water for residents of New Jersey’s largest city.

The Westfield Neighborhood Council will be collecting cases of water Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the council’s street fair to be held at the South Avenue side of the Westfield Train Station, the group announced.

“We truly appreciate all of your help as we assist with our extended community,” said Westfield Neighborhood Council Vice President Amy Kover in a statement.

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The collection in Westfield is among those Assemblyman Jamel Holley, D-Union, is coordinating in the wake of the Newark water crisis.

Collections will also be held at the Westfield Neighborhood Council’s Headquarters, 127 Cacciola Place, during the following times:

Sunday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. – noon
Monday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 20, noon – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

For additional drop off times, email Ahisha Quallis at wncheadquarters@gmail.com.

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