N.J. group, leaders collect 50,000 lbs of goods for Puerto Rico

NEWARK — Local groups and elected officials are continuing their efforts to aid the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

A fundraiser backed by Essex County’s political heavyweights is scheduled Sunday with a goal of raising $100,000. Phil Murphy, the Democratic nominee for New Jersey Governor is expected to be in attendance.

This week Catholic Charities announced they had collected more than 50,000 pounds of food and goods to sent to the island with help from local officials.

DHL agreed to transport the goods — including diapers, food, batteries, water and paper goods — free of charge …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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