Middletown Township has announced that its relief center for Hurricane Sandy victims will close on April 1. Until then, the center is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 2pm through the end of the month.
The Croydon Relief Center, which was opened in the wake of the Oct. 29 storm last year to provide emergency help to Middletown residents. The center was managed by hundreds of volunteers who later became organized as Middletown’s Volunteer Corps.
The Corps has teamed up with the non-profit organization Project Paul, based in Keansburg since 1980, to ensure that residents can continue to access direct assistance such as food and clothes.
Remaining supplies housed at the Croydon Hall gym will be given to Project Paul as of April 1st. Project Paul is located at 211 Carr Avenue in Keansburg.
Project Paul offers a food pantry, thrift and furniture store, beds and mattresses to qualified residents, free income tax preparation and educational assistance.
The phone number at Project Paul is 732-787-4887.
Additional food pantries in the area include the Matawan United Methodist Pantry, Holy Family and St John’s Pantry in Hazlet, Keyport Ministerium, Calico Cat in Middletown, Middletown Assembly of God, and St. Anthony’s Food Pantry in Red Bank.
The township is also planning to host a Superstorm Sandy Resource Fair on a date, yet to be announced. Expected participants will include representatives from FEMA, the state of New Jersey, non-profits, relief organizations and banking and insurance assistance