Following are resources on how to give or receive assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic
Another big thank you to all who helped with Christ Church’s second drop-off food collection for St. Mark’s Center for Community Renewal’s food pantry on May 31st. We had another beautiful day and the turn-out from the parish was incredible! A special thank you to those that went above and beyond: Robyn, Samantha and Juliet Rossnagel, Michelle Cervone, Erna Sottile, Vicki Schmelzer, Linda Malanowski, Christine Stockhausen-Butler and Caleigh Butler. Thanks too, Caleigh for the amazing video, highlighting the problem of food insecurity right here in Monmouth County.
The Red Bank YMCA has received a supply of fresh produce boxes to distribute to households over the next few weeks on Tuesdays only from May 26 - June 30. The box contains free fresh produce with items like: apples, potatoes, onions, lettuce, and more depending on availability. No application or ID is needed, one box per family is available.
- Where: Red Bank Family YMCA, 166 Maple Street, Red Bank, NJ 7701. Distribution will be at the exterior door of the gym, off the YMCA parking lot, from 12 noon to 5 pm, or while the supply of 126 boxes lasts.
- When : Tuesdays, beginning May 26, anticipated to last until June 30
- Kits will be available Tuesday only.
As part of the Murphy Administration’s overall response to assist New Jersey residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver today announced the COVID-19 Short-Term Rental Assistance Program. The program will provide rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income as a result of the pandemic, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Please click here for complete information from the office of the Governor.
- Blood banks are desperately in need of blood donors. If you are able to help others by donating blood, please visit The American Red Cross website to find a site near you.
- Monmouth County Veterans Services has requested volunteers to deliver food and medications to people who can not travel. If you are able to help, please email the church office for more information.
- The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office has opened a donation drop-off site at Thompson Park in Lincroft, Monday through Friday, 9 am-4 pm. Needed: Nitrile examination gloves, surgical or N95 masks, protective gowns and face shields, multii-functional no-contact infrared thermometers, hand sanitizer, and antibacterial wipes.