After a disaster of any kind, we suggest that donors review our disaster giving guidelines, which you can find here.

Yesterday’s explosion in a housing development in Ewing was a terrible tragedy affecting at least 50 families.  The Red Cross responded immediately; you can find more information on their website, here, or keep an eye on their twitter feed (@RedCrossNorthNJ).  A coordinated effort among local social service and mental health agencies is also providing services to victims.

Ewing Township has set up a call center for those interested in making donations; call 609-538-7587.  They are accepting:

  • Clothing – Only new items with the tags still attached; the township and all the partners in this response ask that this request please be respected
  • Bedding – Only new items with the tags still attached
  • Gift cards
  • Donations of funds: cash or check.

Anyone wishing to donate gently used clothes to benefit the complex’s residents can take them to HomeFront, at 1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrence Township.  Drop-off hours are:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday and  Wednesday through Friday, and 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday.  Look for the dockside entrance on the right side of the building.

The Ewing Police Department is providing updates on their facebook page; click here.  We continue to talk with local community leaders and will update this post as we learn more about the needs of the affected families and how you can help.