Published: November 9, 2012
Veterans and military families in New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy are still suffering from the effects of extreme weather in their region. Home Front Hearts, lead by military spouse Randi Cairns would like to help, and she could use some help from others as well.
Randi founded the non-profit organization to help New Jersey’s military families with all kinds of needs. She said she’s received several requests for assistance from military families in the region impacted by the hurricane and the winter storm system that followed.
“We are in dire need of gift cards to help provide groceries, gas, clothing, etc.,” Randi said. “We are also accepting donations of clothing, toiletries, toys, diapers and household goods.”
Randi, who lives in New Jersey, said her family was without power for several days after both storms.
“We were affected by this weather but consider ourselves very blessed when we see what others have suffered,” she said.
As soon as her power was restored, Randi went to work to meet basic needs for military families in need in her home state.
“There will be lots to be done before New Jersey is even remotely close to ‘restored to whole.’” she said.
Anyone wishing to help Home Front Hearts and military families in New Jersey. Monetary donations may be made via PayPal at the Home Front Hearts website.
Donors may designate their gift for disaster relief, holiday gifts, utility bills or for any other purpose, by making a note in the memo section with their PayPal donation.
Donors who prefer to send checks, gift cards or donations of (new only) clothing, toys and household needs can mail those to:
Home Front Hearts
7 Laurie Drive
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(Checks payable to Home Front Hearts)
For more about Home Front Hearts and the aid it gives to New Jersey’s military families, see this story in Spouse Calls or homefronthearts.org.