For Immediate Release:
October 22, 2012
Freeholders donate surplus property
to local causes
Two non-profits, one town benefit
FREEHOLD – In support of local services, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized the efforts of two local charities for their commitment to providing essential services and gave the organizations surplus county vehicles. The Freeholders also donated a vehicle to the Borough of Belmar.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County received a 2001 Dodge 11 Passenger van that will be used to transport members to and from special events, including the safe passage program that provides teens with transportation in the evening hours. Love INC received a 2000 Chevy Cavalier for the Wheels Appeal program that provides used cars to families in need of transportation.
“Both organizations are helping our residents every day,” said Freeholder Director John P. Curley, liaison to the county’s human services interests. “These vehicles will make a difference in the lives of a family in need of daily transportation and some of our teens who need safe passage within their community.”
A third vehicle donation, a Ford F-250 pickup truck was made to the Borough of Belmar.
“Belmar will be using the vehicle to assist with their Department of Public Works road construction and maintenance projects,” Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the county’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “This vehicle donation will meet the borough’s needs and save it some money. This freeholder board understands the financial pressure that municipalities are under and this donation will help.”
In the previous years the Board of Chosen Freeholders has a donated surplus vehicle to the Keansburg Emergency Medical Services and to the Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross.
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