With that the team took action. Jim Butler a Union Beach resident, who lost his home in the storm, began the planning to receive the trees and distribute them to those in need. Calls were made and Ed Brock of Brock Farms in Colts Neck offered to donate fresh cut trees grown in town. Tom Orgo owner of Slope Brook Farms brought in his team and trucks to cut and transport the trees. OPC tapped into the funds they have raised and purchased (at wholesale) 99 tree stands.
The Colts Neck Business Association was also contacted and at their next meeting they put the word out to members to bring ornaments for our Union Beach neighbors. Over 200 Christmas tree decorations were collected and also delivered to Union Beach.
In a few short hours on a cold Saturday morning 75 trees, 99 stands and hundreds of ornaments were picked up by the residents of Union Beach. Kudos for this outstanding team effort that came together almost over-night to meet the needs of so many.
Operation Provide Comfort was formed by concerned citizens of Colts Neck, NJ. It is a totally volunteer organization and 100% all funds raised go directly to the people who need it most. For more information visit our Website www.OPCUnionBeach.org or find us on Facebook. We continue to endeavor to see all of our Union Beach neighbors restored from the damage done by Sandy in 2013. Join us as a volunteer, make a financial contribution or step-up with needed resources. All are welcome to participate in this on-going effort. Donations can also be made payable to CNCC (Memo: Union Beach) and mailed to CNCC 25 Merchants Way Colts Neck, NJ 07722 or call (732) 462-2779.