The Christie Administration today thanked retail home improvement giant Home Depot for donating $120,000 in cleanup supplies to communities plagued by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. The first delivery trucks full of supplies stopped in South Amboy today and were greeted by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, who helped unload the rakes, shovels, work gloves, trash bags and cleaning supplies.
“Home Depot is helping South Amboy residents in a truly inspiring way by donating tools and supplies to help local residents recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “So many homes suffered great damage and the cleanup effort facing homeowners and residents can easily feel daunting. The tools and other goods will not only make the cleanup a little easier, but the generosity shown by Home Depot and others helps lift our collective spirits.”
The donation, made by the Home Depot Foundation, is part of a one million dollar immediate relief and long-term rebuilding effort by the Atlanta-based company. Team Depot, the retailer’s volunteer force, is working with local authorities and nonprofit groups to assess damage and mobilize volunteer teams for cleanup activities.
“Our hearts go out to the communities, families and our own associates who are dealing with the effects of Superstorm Sandy,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation. “We pledge to be there for the long haul as communities begin recovering and rebuilding. We will use the knowledge and expertise we have gained from responding to other large scale disasters to deploy our funds and volunteers with maximum impact.
“Many companies and individuals from New Jersey and from around the nation have stepped up in our state’s time of need by offering financial donations, goods, services and manpower. From large-scale efforts to individual acts of kindness, we are truly grateful for the outpouring of support we have received as New Jersey continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy,” continued Lt. Governor Guadagno.