Galloway Office of Emergency Management Asking For Volunteers to Break Down County Shelters
Access to the barrier islands remains closed, but the governor will hold a press conference Thursday afternoon.
The Galloway Township Office of Emergency Management is requesting volunteers to help break down the five shelters in Atlantic County for those who were displaced by Tropical Storm Sandy.
The volunteers are asked to meet at the municipal complex on Saturday, Nov. 3 at noon, although date and time remained tentative, according to a Nixle alert sent out by the township.
Volunteers will need their own transportation to the shelter sites from the municipal complex.
Volunteers will be asked to break down thousands of cots and shelter supplies, and ship them back to the county facility, according to the alert. Commercial trucks are also needed to return the equipment to the county, according to the township.
At this time, there is no word as to when Gov. Chris Christie will allow residents to return to the barrier island communities, according to county officials. County Executive Dennis Levinson requested entry restrictions on three barrier islands be lifted on Wednesday.
The governor will hold a press conference Thursday afternoon, at which time more information may be available, according to county officials.
"Our shelters remain in place at this time," Atlantic County Information Officer Linda Gilmore said.
For additional information or to volunteer contact the Galloway Township Office of Emergency Management at 652-3705, extension 206, or email GallowayOEM@comcast.net