Relief Fund Releases Public Service Announcement
PSA Will Bolster Relief Efforts and Increase Support in Wake of Devastation
(Mendham, New Jersey) - The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund released a Public Service Announcement today in order to raise awareness and generate assistance for New Jersey families trying to recover from the recent storm. The Fund, a charitable non-profit organization, was established last weekend by Governor Christie and chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie. It will be a critical mechanism to collect and distribute donations throughout the Garden State, envisioned to be accessible and active throughout the entire disaster relief process.
The PSA can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/lvJo5Cu5TeU .
First Lady Mary Pat Christie appears in the PSA asking for fellow citizens to join Governor Christie and her in supporting communities affected by the storm."They need our help and we must act now," says Mrs. Christie. The spot highlights the devastation brought by Hurricane Sandy, but also the unity and selflessness that has followed.
"New Jerseyans are resilient and we could not be more thankful for the volunteers on the ground helping day in and day out, as well as thousands of donors from across the country who have a shared goal in helping neighbors recover and the Garden State rebuild," said Governor Christie in announcing the PSA. "It is a humbling experience to witness communities and neighbors come together and work towards the shared goal of recovery and a return to normalcy. We have a long way to go, but through the Relief Fund we hope to extend and improve that process as best we can. We hope all Americans join us on this essential mission."
First Lady Mary Pat Christie, Chair of the Relief Fund, applauded supporters for their outstanding assistance. "The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is unthinkable and the path to recovery will be challenging. The Relief Fund will act as a sustainable resource to help all New Jersey residents return to their homes, schools and jobs as quickly and effectively as possible."
To date, there has been an outpouring of support with nearly $8 million raised in less than a week by over 4,000 donors nationwide. The donations will help rebuild New Jersey communities, aide in the recovery effort and fill in the gaps where people and communities need help.