Help for Hurricane Victims
SUMMIT HILL –A man from Carbon County is using Facebook to help hurricane victims in New Jersey.
Loads of supplies were carried into the Summit Hill fire station. Inside volunteers sorted through the donations, everything from toys, to food, to clothes. All of it will be going to hurricane stricken Sea Bright, New Jersey, where the mayor is asking for prayers and help for her people.
The idea to help came from Kevin Steber who is friends with Sea Bright’s fire chief. He just wanted to pack a few supplies in his car and make the trip to the stricken community. That changed when he posted it on Facebook.
“It’s gone from a personal want to do something to a county-wide effort. As far as other states are involved I have donations coming from other states as well that used to live here that got wind of it from Facebook,” said Kevin Steber, of Summit Hill.
Steber’s efforts are being backed by his friends.
“I think this is very important to do this. I would hope that if ever we should come through such a tragedy that people in Sea Bright, New Jersey would help us out the same,” said Kira Michalik, of Summit Hill.
“I saw all the reports on television and I saw and wondered myself what I could do and you become aware that nobody can help everybody, not even federal disaster relief can help everybody but everybody can help somebody,” said Franklin Klock, of Summit Hill.
Donations are being accepted at the Batters Box Bar and Grill in Summit Hill and anytime after 8 p.m. and at the Summit Hill fire station anytime after 6 p.m.