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FLORIDA HURRICANE VICTIMS TO GET "HELPING HANDS" FOR MANOS UNIDAS

Food collection is part of NJ TRANSIT�s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

October 4, 2004
NJT -04-035

NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by helping victims of the recent hurricane events in Florida. The Corporation has partnered with the New England Motor Freight (NEMF), Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity and Omega Phi Beta Latina Sorority to collect non-perishable food items at major transportation facilities across the system.

Beginning Monday, October 4 through Friday, October 8th between 6 and 9 a.m., customers can bring non-perishable food items such as canned goods, rice and pasta to collection sites. These items will benefit food banks in Miami and West Palm Beach.

"Florida has suffered tremendously this hurricane season, and we want to do our part to assist victims," said NJ TRANSIT Board Member Flora Castillo. "We're asking our customers, as well as our employees, to donate canned goods or non-perishable items at one of our collection sites."

Customers may drop off food items at the following locations:

 

  • New Brunswick Station
  • Princeton Junction
  • Long Branch Station
  • Hamilton Station
  • Suffern Station
  • Newark Penn Station
  • Hoboken Terminal
  • Walnut Street Station
  • South Orange Station
  • Walter Rand Transportation Center
  • Atlantic City Bus Terminal
  • Atlantic City Rail Station
  • Liberty Park - Park-and-Ride

Customers should look for the "Helping Hands" signs or ask a NJ TRANSIT representative at each station for the designated drop-off location.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 752,600 daily trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 52 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.