New Brunswick Community Reaches Out to Help Those in Need

NBFD Firefighter Bill Borke pulls a pallet of water to be packed on October 25.

The first shipment of supplies from the New Brunswick Fire Department’s Disaster Relief Drive are on their way to Puerto Rico and a team of local volunteers will soon follow.

On Wednesday, members of the New Brunswick Fire Department packed a 40-foot shipping container full of pallets of food, water, diapers, generators and other items that have been generously donated by our local community.

The container is expected to arrive in Puerto Rico on the projected date of November 2. Soon after, a team of volunteers from the New Brunswick Fire Department and partnering church The Sanctuary, of North Brunswick, will arrive in Puerto Rico to meet the container at port.

Supplies from the container will be put into trucks and driven approximately 25 minutes to the town of Bayamon. Once there, the team will set up a distribution point to get the supplies into the hands of residents.

Members of the NBFD pose for a photo with members of The Sanctuary and AM White Glove Delivery Group.

The items were packed at AM White Glove Delivery Group’s warehouse on Jersey Avenue. The company graciously donated pallets and holding space for the large amount of items that have been received through this drive.

This shipping container is the first to be sent out from the department drive and the NBFD anticipates being able to send more items to disaster relief efforts in Texas and Florida.

The NBFD Disaster Relief Drive continues through November 30. For more information, please click here.

The generosity of our community members has been greatly appreciated in coming to the aid of those residents in disaster-stricken areas.

The Feeding New Brunswick Network continues to accept donations as well to help feed our local families who are experiencing hardship.

For more information on the Feeding New Brunswick Network, please visit


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