December 24, 2012

GI Go Fund Delivers Thousands in Aid to Veterans and Their Families in Ocean County Affected by Hurricane Sandy during the Holiday Season

Care packages, gift cards, toys, hundreds of coats and more provided to thousands of families in need along the shore

TOMS RIVER, NJ - As veterans and their families living in Ocean County pick up the pieces after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the GI Go Fund offered the area most affected by the storm much needed relief during the holiday season.

During the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, the organization provided over $5,000 in relief to military families devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The items included sixty $50 gift cards to Foodtown and Walmart, hundreds of brand new Harley Davidson jackets from the Williams Harley-Davidson in Lebanon, as well as over 100 gloves, socks, hats, and other clothing items, and new toys for children for the Christmas holiday.

The toys were delivered over the course of the season to the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau in Toms River, NJ to benefit the county with largest population of veterans in the state.

“Ocean County was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, more than any other area during the storm. Thousands of families from Seaside Heights, Toms River, and other towns in the area lost their homes and their livelihoods during this tragic storm, including countless veterans and their families who call Ocean County home. When our friends and neighbors are hurting, it is our duty to take care of them in any way we can, and to be there for them when they need it most,” said GI Go Fund Executive Director Jack Fanous.

On behalf of the GI Go Fund, we hope for the quick and speedy recovery of our shore and the restoration of the tens of thousands of lives, both veteran and civilian, which were devastated by this storm.