Chamber Announces Donations for Organizations

Feb 17, 2017

The Barnegat-Waretown Chamber of Commerce has donated $3,000 spread out over four local volunteer organizations. At the Feb. 7 Barnegat Township Committee meeting, chamber President Jessica Sutton presented checks of $1,000 each to the Barnegat Volunteer Fire Co. and the first aid squad. The organization also donated $500 to the Barnegat Food Pantry and the Ocean County Fire Police.

Sutton said the money was raised through various events sponsored by the chamber.

“We want to do what we can to give back to the community,” she said. “Many volunteer organizations assist us for Pirates Day, and we know their help is very important to us.”

Fire Chief Scott Docherty said the donation could be used for purchasing uniforms, T-shirts and fire prevention programs.

Libby Hammond, food pantry director, said she would use the money to purchase hams for Easter baskets. —E.E.

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