ASBURY PARK, NJ – Want to help family, friends and neighbors who have been affected by Sandy in Asbury Park? Here’s a simple, effective and easy way to make a real difference, envisioned by Amy Quinn but only put into motion by the dedicated, compassionate, and resourceful Asbury Parkers who are sharing this right now all over Facebook – like YOU!
Get carded – as in laundry cards. And then give them up to people who really need them. We are requesting that you buy laundry cards from local laundromats and then hand them over for distribution through Interfaith Neighbors in Asbury Park.
The serious economic consequences on individuals and families throughout our area will be felt by many. A lot of businesses have been and will be closed perhaps for some time. Wages and even jobs will be lost. Emergency Unemployment Insurance will help, but takes time to get to people in need. Purchasing an affordable $10 or $20 card to a local laundromat will help returning families tremendously.
Busy Bees in Ocean Grove, the laundry inWesleyGrovePlaza, has already agreed to donate $300.00 in $20.00 cards to get the ball rolling. Now, it’s your turn.
Purchase your laundry card and drop it off at the Conover Agency, conveniently located on the corner of Main Street and Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, or Coastal Habitat for Humanity at 917 Third Avenue, also in Asbury Park. They’ll deliver them to Interfaith Neighbors for distribution.
If you can’t make it to a laundry, pick up a gift card at whatever store where you are buying your essentials and drop it off at Conover Agency, too. (E-mail Amy Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.)
It’s doable, it’s affordable and it’s easy. And isn’t it fun being cheap and easy now and then?
We all think so – and we want you to share this post if you do, too! Join the people you see tagged here and share this post with all of your friends, family, co-workers and anyone else you can think of who love Asbury Park and are looking for a quick fix of relief.
Together, we’ll clean up our act and get back to the gritty joy of being Asbury Park!