The Mayor Michael Melham Civic Association has teamed up with Councilwoman Naomy DePeña and School Board President Luis Muñiz on a relief effort for Puerto Rico, which is an unincorporated territory of the United States.
There are two drop off locations:
- Town Hall (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Zentai Martial Arts, 281 Main St (Monday to Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m.)
Needed items include: water filters/cases of water, batteries, lanterns and flashlights, backpacks, personal hygiene products, first aid kits, baby formula, diapers for babies and adults, solar chargers, clothes, canned or packaged food.
The deadline for donations is Friday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. All donations will be delivered to Newark on Saturday and from there, ship out to Puerto Rico, organizers said. For more information, call 973-450-3345.