Township Efforts to Assist in the Recent Hurricane Devastation

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bloomfield Township Collecting Supplies for Hurricane Maria Relief Through Friday Morning

Township Departments Have Established Collection Boxes Throughout Town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield has been collecting critical supplies for families in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. Supply collection efforts began Tuesday, September 26th, and will end on the morning of Friday, October 6th, at which point Township officials will pack all items to be delivered to the Hurricane Maria Relief Effort in Newark. Donation boxes have been set up in the Bloomfield Police Department, all four firehouses, Bloomfield Public Library, Civic Center, and the Bloomfield Municipal Building. At this time, the township is asking donors to only contribute the following items: Diapers, Baby food, Batteries, First Aid Supplies and Feminine Hygiene Products.

“The destruction of the island of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria cannot be understated and neither can the need for supplies to assist families, especially those with young children,” said Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia. “The Township of Bloomfield will continue to make contributions to the Hurricane Maria relief effort moving forward, but the supplies collected by Friday morning will go a long way towards helping families get through the short term. Many Bloomfield residents come from Puerto Rico and have family members on the island, which makes the need to collect life saving supplies all the greater. I encourage all Bloomfield residents to contribute whatever supplies they can, before Friday, to our donation boxes at the Bloomfield Police Department, the four Bloomfield firehouses, Bloomfield Public Library, Municipal Building and the Civic Center.”

For more information about supplies needed in the Hurricane Maria relief effort and where to donate these items, please contact Lt. Naomi Zepeda at or Diana Aviles at 973-680-4077.

Township of Bloomfield
Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

Township of Bloomfield has announced collection efforts to assist those affected by the hurricane that devastated the island of Puerto Rico. In conjunction with Mayor and Council, Bloomfield Police and Fire, Bloomfield Public Library, City of Newark, County Of Essex and the Recreation Department, are all asking for donation items that are listed below to distribute across the island of Puerto Rico.

Baby Food
First Aid Supplies
Feminine Hygiene Products

Municipal Building, Municipal Plaza (Security desk)
Police Headquarters, Law Enforcement Building (Security desk)
Bloomfield Fire Headquarters, Franklin St.
Bloomfield Fire Station No. 2, Watsessing Ave.
Bloomfield Fire Station No. 3, E. Passaic Ave
Bloomfield Fire Station No. 4, Broad St.
Civic Center, 84 Broad St.
Adult Public Library, 90 Broad St.

At this time, we are only accepting items listed above. All donation items must be non-perishable, not second-hand, nor contain liquids of any kind. Collection drive will run through October 6th at all locations. If you have any questions, please e-mail Lt. Naomi Zepeda, or contact Mayor’s Office (973) 680-4077.  CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL FLYER

Township of Bloomfield
Ayuda Para Damnificados En Puerto Rico

El Municipio de Bloomfield ha anunciado la recoleccion para ayudar a las victimas del huracàn en Puerto Rico. En conjunto con el Alcalde y el Consejo, el Departamento de Policia y Bomberos, la Biblioteca Pùblica, Ciudad de Newark, Condado de Essex y el Departamento de Recreaciòn, están pidiendo artículos de donación que se enumeran a continuación para distribuir a través de la Isla de Puerto Rico.

Artículos de recolección:
Alimento del bebé
Suministros de primeros auxilios

Ubicaciones de la recolección
Edificio Municipal, Municipal Plaza (Security desk)
Departamento De Policia (Security desk)
Estaciòn de Bomberos, Franklin St.
Estación de Bomberos No. 2, Watsessing Ave.
Estación de Bomberos No. 3, E. Passaic Ave
Estación de Bomberos. 4, Broad St.
Centro Civico, 84 Broad St.
Biblioteca pública para adultos, 90 Broad St.

En este momento, solo estamos aceptando los artículos anteriormente mencionados. Todos los artículos de donación deben ser no perecederos, no de segunda mano, ni contener líquidos de ningún tipo. La unidad de recolección funcionará hasta el 6 de Octubre en todas las localidades. Si usted tiene preguntas, por favor envie un e-mail a Lt. Naomi Zepeda, o llame a la oficina del Alcalde (973) 680-4077.  haga clic aqui

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, 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

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