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Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director Ÿ Melonie Marano, Commissioner Deputy Director

Sara Sooy, Commissioner Ÿ  Paul M. Drake, Commissioner Ÿ Doug Singleterry, Commissioner


October 4, 2022

Somerset County to Host Community Resource Event Offering

Free Household Goods, Resources, and Clothing

Free Community Resource Event

Evento Gratuito de Recursos Comunitarios

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County residents in need can attend the Community Resource Event to receive free household goods, clothing and access to information about human services and other local agencies offering programs for in-need residents. The event will occur on Friday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located at 300 Union Ave. Somerville, NJ 08876.

The first Community Resource Event was initiated in response to residents affected by Hurricane Ida. This is the third event sponsored by the Somerset County Department of Human Services Office of Operations and Planning, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, The Giving Network, and the Rapid Relief Team.

Somerset County Families and individuals can receive free household goods, coats, toiletries, and other items, which will be available until supplies last. Residents will have an opportunity to obtain information from various agencies that help support residents in need. Free BBQ food will also be available on Saturday.

Somerset County Office of Operations and Planning

The Office of Operations and Planning, a division of the Human Service Department, coordinates, facilitates, evaluates and plans program development and resource allocation for the provision of services and programs to help address economic self-sufficiency and promote the social well-being of county residents.

The Giving Network

The Giving Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling household items and delivering those items to in-need residents of Somerset County. The organization is a volunteer-run volunteer-driven program that achieves its objectives by working with other organizations, agencies, businesses, and churches.

Rapid Relief Team

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) is an initiative of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church. The goal of RRT is to deliver hope and relief to people across the globe who have been affected by natural disasters, such as fire, flood, or humanitarian crises and will adapt its support services to meet the needs of communities. 

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