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Brick Food Relief Group Gets a Permanent Home

Relief operation had previously been based at Brick PAL building

Operation Brick Food Relief announced late Thursday night that it had found a permanent home for its Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.

The group, which has been serving hot meals to storm victims since Sandy rolled ashore, formed at the Brick PAL building. But eventually, the PAL requested the group find a new base for its operations so the PAL's normal slate of activities could resume.

After a few days at a Duchess Lane church, group organizers said their new home would be a storefront in Bay Harbor Plaza on Brick Boulevard, commonly known as the Stop 'n Shop plaza.

The location keeps the organization in Brick but also moves it closer to the hard-hit Silverton section of Toms River.

"We have never been more excited to share that we have finally found a new home!" the group announced Thursday night. "We have never given up and our perseverance has finally paid off."

Volunteers with the group are set to begin readying the new location Friday, both for food distribution as well as a Christmas gift relief operation.

Additional volunteers are being sought from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday to help set up the storefront and begin the Christmas program. Those wishing to volunteer can go to the new location, a posting on the group's Facebook page said Friday. Those seeking additional information can call 732-237-4200 or e-mail OperationBrickFoodRelief@gmail.com.

George December 15, 2012 at 12:38 AM
What it tells most WMS826 is that you have your own mission and could care less about anybody else
WMS826 December 15, 2012 at 03:08 AM
George, I do not have my own mission for these people to come and get food at. I am more tha happy to see these missionary's feed the people. That being said, How long before people have permanent housing and what is the issue why they do not. I thought FEMA provided for everyone as we saw in New Orleans. If not then what do we do, where is the state welfare agencies, why do people who refuse to work are being given housing by the state and federal goverments. Two months into this and I would hope we would have a better plan to shelter the displaced by now. So what happens next time and how many times are the displaced willing to do this now that we see these agencies are a sham and a fraud.
shorecorruption December 15, 2012 at 08:25 PM
A lot of people lost what ever they had on the first floor,and basements.So thy can't cook.Not everybody can afford to go out and pay for a meal every day.The Red Cross which i have only scene on TV,never in person and FEMA, does not have a place set up for locals.
KP8051 December 16, 2012 at 01:19 PM
There isn't enough available rental housing for the thousands displaced from their homes and many are still in hotels with no kitchen. It's going to be probably a year or more before some folks get back into their own homes again, hence the need for long-term food assistance. Also, the board of social services isn't housing people like they used to -- the low cost housing just isn't available. It's landlords who are making out like bandits off this tragedy. Funny how average rents are now up around $1400 per month.
WMS826 December 17, 2012 at 01:10 AM
1400 is what rent should be given the fact that it was 800 in the 80's. Whats even more funny is that the wage is declining for people, and there are no longer an abundance of skilled labor jobs or good jobs out there. So now this 1400 seems out of reach. What is not funny is that you people voted for more of this in the next four years.

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