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Sponsors Jump On Board To Help Thank Berkeley's 'Storm Warriors'

Food, football and fun to thank first responders, township workers for their efforts in the month since Hurricane Sandy hit

Sponsors of all kinds have come out to support Sunday's planned "Football Party" for the township's first responders, who assisted and protected residents during Hurricane Sandy.

Bob Everett, president of the Berkeley Little League, which is hosting the event from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Volunteer Community Center at the Moorage Baseball Complex, said response from area businesses has been terrific.

"No one has told me no," he told the Berkeley Township Council on Tuesday night.

But he noted they do not know how many people to expect to attend.

"We could use a lot more food," Everett said Thursday.

The event, for first responders, township workers and other dedicated "storm warriors," as Everett calls them, includes football -- "We will have extra big screen HD TVs courtesy of Appliance Gallery for all the football action," he said -- ping-pong tables, Wii video games on the giant screen for the kids, as well as other games to keep the kids busy.

"Dr. Mark Lynch from VIP Chiropractic will be helping to soothe the aching muscles of the tired workers with free massages from 12:30 to 2:30," Everett said. 

"There will be free food courtesy of the many restaurants and donors, with lots of home-cooked specialties from a grateful community," Everett said, thanking Mayor Carmen Amato and the Berkeley Township Council and administration for their assistance.

If you would like to donate to the effort, Everett said they are still accepting donations of food. 

"Snacks, breads, drinks, desserts and dishes are all greatly appreciated as well as check or gift card donations," Everett said, noting the event is not using any tax money. Any excess funds will be donated to storm relief efforts, he said.

To donate or volunteer, please contact Berkeley Little League at 732-330-5900 or email BerkeleyLL@comcast.net.

Everett thanked the following businesses and individuals who have donated to the effort so far:

  • Appliance Gallery, Kevin Packen, Route 9, Bayville
  • Richard’s Sub World & Deli, 299 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville
  • Yesterday’s Restaurant, 938 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville 
  • Bayville Quality Meats, 447 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville 
  • Philly Soft Pretzel Factory, 309 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville 
  • Schiano’s Pizza, 451 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville 
  • House of Pizza, 210 Ocean Gate Drive, Bayville
  • Oh What a Bagel, 657 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs, 333 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville
  • Diesel’s Subs & Wraps, 950 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville
  • The Cove Waterfront Bar & Grill, 905 Bay Blvd, Bayville
  • Manhattan Bagel, 333 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville
  • Nonno’s Cakes & Catering, 247 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville
  • Berkeley Shores Homeowners & Civic Association, PO Box 134, Bayville
  • Mr. & Mrs. Brian Gately, Good Luck Dr, Bayville
  • Hiering, Gannon & McKenna, Tom Gannon, 29 Hadley Ave., Toms River
  • VIP Chiropractic, 222 Serpentine Dr. Bayville
  • Big Mike's Pizza, 468 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville
  • Hess, 125 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville

 

Robert Everett November 30, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Thank you folks, add Shady Rest to the list too! Keep those calls coming!
Doris Cauda December 01, 2012 at 01:31 AM
What a wonderful thing to do for those who lost so much. May God bless them for their generosity.
Robert Everett December 01, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Thanks go out to Conca d'ora / FOHO & Pand Buffet too!
Random Poster December 01, 2012 at 06:21 PM
as a Berkeley twp resident(Bayville section) who was working during the height of the "storm" for a utility company on the other side of the toms river,(just outside of town) and hearing the scanner transmissions about the attempt to put out the beechwood shopping "eyesore" plaza fire was unreal, these guys risked life just to put a fire out at a a place where the owner can give two craps about. not knowing that 3 to 4 hours later they would all be doing "high water rescues" to people on the other end of town after the storm surge hit...... if i could give each member a $100 bill personally i would, but i am broke, so a BIG thanks goes out to them all, and if we ever meet a hand shake is all i can offer for the time being.. stay safe you local police/fire/ems people..... and hopefully you will be able to keep me safe when/if the situation calls for it.... THANKS GUYS & GALS!!!!
Robert Everett December 02, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Add in Shop Rite, Tony's Pizza & Fevolas too!

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