SPRINGFIELD – Following the recent devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Springfield Ambulance Corps quickly established a drop-off location for donations of clothes, non-perishable food items, toiletries, money, and other needed items to be delivered to the hurricane-ravaged area of Northern New Jersey. Donated items, which filled a U-Haul truck and one of the SAC ambulances, were delivered on Saturday, November 10, 2012, by President Jerry Gillen and Corps members Bob Bozzelli, Al Carocci, and Fred Cordova to the South Tom’s River Community Center, just outside of Seaside Heights. Gillen stated that as donations were being off-loaded from his truck, community members, some of whom had lost literally everything except the clothes on their backs, were looking through the clothing donations to find correct sizes for themselves and their family members.
“We did not see much of the devastation, but we did see the devastated people. These people went back to their homes after the storm and found only a handful of things that they could salvage. They had no clothes, no food, no homes. Many tears were shed while we were there and so many people expressed disbelief that people who lived so far away cared so much about them. Our residents did make a difference in the lives of those affected by Hurricane Sandy,” said Bozzelli. The Springfield Ambulance Corps thanks all of the residents of Springfield Township and the surrounding area for their very generous donations.
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