A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Local Red Cross Volunteer Assists Lakewood Victims

High winds that hit Monmouth County on Friday evening tore part of the roof off of the Peter Ward apartment building in Lakewood, leaving 62 residents to seek alternative housing. Half of them were transported by bus to Lakewood High School, where volunteers from the American Red Cross, Jersey Coast Chapter set up an emergency shelter to house victims overnight. My wife received a call around 10 pm Friday and was out all night handling shelter operations for the Red Cross. She got home around noon on Saturday.

The Lakewood Housing Authority expected roof repair workers to be on site on Saturday afternoon, with some sort of temporary fix in place on Sunday. Refer to the APP article on this for more details.


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