BEACH HAVEN – Although the record-setting government shutdown has since ended, federal employees continue to face financial strain.
To help out those federal employees in our own community, Beach Haven Borough announced that they will accept donations for the US Coast Guard. The borough is accepting gift cards up to $20, checks, and money orders, according to township officials.
The Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company also recently held a food drive for members of the Barnegat Light Coast Guard Station, donating three truckloads of supplies. The fire company stated via social media that they will continue to accept donations on their behalf.
“Hopefully, the shutdown does not return…And, we are prepared in the event we have to do this again,” stated the fire company to Facebook. “We also included turkey dinner tickets that were purchased and donated by people who cannot attend, so thank you for that!”
The Jersey Shore Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) will be distributing donations made to the Borough or the fire company to Jersey Shore US Coast Guards.
Donations should be made out to:
- Jersey Shore CPOA, 20 Crispin Rd., Highlands, NJ 07732.
- Attn: Borough Clerk’s Office, Borough of Beach Haven, 300 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, NJ 08008
Although the shutdown has ended, the government could face yet another shutdown period come Feb. 15 according to national news reports.
“It’s also worth mentioning, any retired US Coast Guards can go to the Barnegat Light station if they need help with supplies,” stated the fire company. “Let’s just hope that this shutdown stays over with.”
For more information, call the borough at 609-492-0111.