HAMILTON, NJ – Mercer County Republicans with Lisa Richford (Surrogate), Richard Urbani (Sheriff), Dion Clark (Freeholder), David Maher (Freeholder) and James Castelize III (Freeholder) are hosting a fundraiser to aid Mercer residents impacted by Hurricane Irene on Sunday, September 4, at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. inside the Nottingham Firehouse Ballroom, 200 Mercer Street, Hamilton, NJ. All proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities and Christine’s Hope for Kids.
Suggested donations for the pasta dinner are $15 per person, $25 for couples and $10 for students and the event is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities and Christine’s Hope for Kids. Catholic Charities is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the largest private network of social service organizations in the United States. The organization works to support families, reduce poverty, and build communities and is providing direct relief to Mercer County residents affected by this storm. Christine’s Hope for Kids is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to raise money to help underprivileged children, provide them with opportunities to learn, laugh, grow and excel, and provide experiences that will have a positive impact on their lives. Please make all checks payable to Catholic Charities or Christine’s Hope for Kids.
There are hundreds of people in Mercer County who have lost their homes and thousands with serious damage. Many households in Ewing, Princeton and Hightstown are still without power.
The candidates will also be conducting a clothing and food drive throughout the day. All donations will be given to Catholic Charities. Hurricane victims are in particular need of canned vegetables and fruits, soups and instant breakfasts for babies and small infants. Clean, gently used clothing will also be collected for those whose personal items were destroyed by flood waters.
For those who cannot attend, Mercer Republicans also will be collecting food and clothing at the Mercer Republican Headquarters, 1905 Route 33 in Hamilton.
In addition, the Community Blood Council of New Jersey will be on site collecting blood and platelets. Irene left behind an urgent shortage of blood and community members are urged to consider donating blood to replenish depleted supplies.
“After seeing the devastation to Mercer County from this storm today, we decided something needed to be done to help our residents,” Castelize said. “There is a time for politics and a time to campaign. This is not one of those times. We all need to come together and take the time to help those affected by this costly and tragic event.”
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jim Castelize at email@example.com