Thanks to a donation by a private donor to the Middletown Disaster Relief Fund, homeowners in North Middletown, Port Monmouth, Belford and Leonardo still feeling the sting of Hurricane Sandy can sign up to receive a $100 gift card to Target.
But to qualify, homeowners need to hurry and register by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8. They also will have to be able to pick the gift card up in person on Sunday morning, Jan. 13 at the Middletown Arts Center. There is a limit of one per family.
To register, go to www.middletownnj.org. Residents who registered with the Citizen Communication Center for alerts should log in and join the User Group ‘Sandy Relief.’ New registrants should select the User Group ‘Sandy Relief’ as part the registration form.
The donor or the amount of the gift was not named in a press release Friday afternon. But Mayor Tony Fiore said that information might be shared on Jan. 13, when its volunteers hand out the cards at the MAC.
Fiore is chairman of the The Middletown Disaster Fund, which was formed in the weeks after Sandy in an effort to formalize and organize a wave of goodwill towards residents. The independent, non-profit 501c3 is overseen by a board of various community members from business, school district and citizen groups.
"Aside from this gift card donation we're receiving, we have raised about $200,000," said Fiore. The money has flowed from personal donations, offerings from the business community, and residents.
"We're hoping to raise a couple of hundred thousand. We're still raising money."
For additional information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 732-615-2024.