Volunteers from Operation Brick Food Relief, a non-profit corporation, canvassed the hardest hit Brick neighborhoods over the weekend to seek out those who still needed help clearing out interior and exterior items damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
OBFR had partnered with Hope Worldwide’s Central Jersey Chapter, a non-profit corporation that is made up of all volunteers dedicated to helping local communities.
The overall event was part of the National Day of Service which coincides with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as well as the presidential inauguration.
Over 300 volunteers from Hope Worldwide, OBFR, Jackson Memorial High School, Lakewood High School, Allstate, Hope & Healing, Central Jersey Church of Christ and Shore Points Christian Church, arrived at Operation Brick Food Relief's location, 55 Brick Boulevard, Saturday morning to begin their relief effort.
The 300 volunteers helped 42 individual residents in need of assistance in Brick and Toms River, especially in Brick's Normandy Beach neighborhood and Toms River's Ortley Beach neighborhood. The volunteers also helped clean up local beaches and parks damaged in the storm.
OBFR continues to provide daily meals to those affected by the storm. The Brick Blvd. storefront is open from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week.