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November 1, 2017
More Than 150 Lbs of Supplies Gathered in 8th Legislative District’s Hurricane Maria Collection Drive

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Hundreds of pounds of canned goods, toiletries, blankets and more were collected as part of a 16-day effort by multiple New Jersey entities to help Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico.

Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego, Asm. Joe Howarth and the 8th District Legislative Office helped collect more than 150 pounds of supplies to be shipped to Puerto Rico as part of a 16-day Hurricane Maria Collection Drive. (

Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Joe Howarth and the 8th District Legislative Office collected more than 150 pounds of supplies that will soon be shipped to Puerto Rico, following the Hurricane Relief Collection Drive that lasted from Oct. 12 to Oct. 27.

“Response to the collection drive was simply fantastic. The generosity of our local community will help countless people in Puerto Rico who are still struggling to get by in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Thank you all for your help,” said Senator Addiego.

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The 8th Legislative District Office was one of nine locations in Burlington County that participated in the collection drive. The drive was coordinated by the State of New Jersey, Burlington County Board of Freeholders, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development and the Governor’s Office of Volunteerism.

“The effort organized by multiple agencies is a great example of the good that can be done when people work together. Thank you to everyone who donated and took their time to help the victims of Hurricane Maria,” said Assemblyman Joe Howarth.

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