Township Efforts to Assist in the Recent Hurricane Devastation

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Dear Bloomfield Residents,

The devastation Hurricane Harvey left behind in Texas is beyond what anyone expected. Thousands of families have been displaced from their homes and many have lost everything. Many cities across the country have come together to raise funds to give back to those in dire need. As our way to give back, the Township of Bloomfield in part with Bloomfield Police Department, Bloomfield Fire Department, Department of Health and Human Services and NTNN have come together to coordinate monetary donation efforts that will directly go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund....CLICK HERE for full letter


Bloomfield Township Raising Funds to Assist Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Township Departments and the Neighbor to Neighbor Network Are Assisting the Greater Houston Community Fund

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield is helping to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. In conjunction with the Bloomfield Police Department, Bloomfield Fire Department, Department of Health and Human Services, Bloomfield has partnered with the Neighbor to Neighbor Network (NTNN) to raise funds for the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF). A letter (attached) has been disseminated to all municipal Department Directors, and the Department of Health and Human Services has sent the letter to local faith based organizations and daycare centers, while Bloomfield Police Officers have distributed the letter to all local schools.

“Bloomfield has, and always will be a community of civic minded people who want to assist areas in need, whether local or far away,” said Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia. “We have identified the Greater Houston Community Fund as one of the organizations making a big difference due to their assistance after previous natural disasters, and we are encouraging Bloomfield residents to consider making tax deductible contributions to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.”

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008, GHCF played an important role in addressing the immediate and long-term needs of the Greater Houston area and the Gulf Coast. More information about GHCF can be found online at www.ghcf.org, where the organization is also accepting credit card donations.

NTNN is a Bloomfield and Glen Ridge based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that connects volunteers with residents in need of support not available through traditional programs. NTNN collaborates with community groups, faith-based organizations, local businesses, colleges, and citizens to provide volunteer services to Bloomfield and Glen Ridge residents, and far away communities during extreme times of need. For more information about NTNN, please visit http://www.volunteerntnn.org/

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