Demarest Teen Disaster Relief
Demarest Teen Disaster Relief
Our aim is to rally our community to help families in cities devastated by natural disasters, rebuild and return to their homes.
 
 

Our Mission:

Recovery.

Our aim is to rally our community to help families in cities devastated by natural disasters, rebuild and return to their homes.

 

Our Goal

Through rebuilding and furniture drives, we hope to help as many families as we can, restore normalcy to their lives following a disaster.

North Carolina Furniture Drive

We spent the month of June, 2019 collecting furniture from various homes in Bergen County, New Jersey to send to families in North Carolina whose homes were ravaged by Hurricane Florence in 2018. We stored the furniture in Westy Storage in Westwood and then transported it to Grantsboro, North Carolina with the help of Progressive Pipeline Management and Chase Transport of Westwood. We were amazed that we were able to collect more furniture than we ever anticipated. We collected enough furniture for three large truckloads to be shipped. Once there, the truck drivers, volunteers from All Hands and Hearts and members from our group unloaded the furniture from the trucks into a large room in Pamlico Heritage Center where we set up a display.

Families from a list compiled by All Hands and Hearts came to the display room to choose items they desired and we loaded their selections onto vehicles to be transported to their homes. We were able to provide over 50 families in need with furniture for their homes.

Special Thanks

Progressive Pipeline Management, Chase Transport of Westwood, All Hands and Hearts, the Northern Valley Demarest Student Council, Northern Valley Demarest Student Senate, and all additional volunteers who graciously spent their time helping us with this endeavor.