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Fire on Blackwell and Warren Update

Release Date: October 23, 2018
We keep working to help families and business owners.

Update: The Red Cross is still at the Community Center helping families displaced by yesterday's fire. Homeless Solutions and many other agencies have also been on site helping families find housing. The Salvation Army is now helping with all the clothes and wearables donated by so many people from around the County. More than 30 non-profit organizations met today at the Morris County Partnership office in Dover to lend their services and provided help to those families in need.
 

The Mayor and representatives from the Town administration met with all the business owners affected by the fire today. The Town is committed to helping them through the insurance process and help in any way to recover. 
 

Crews continue to work on the fire site, which still has hot spots. All personnel will continue working to expedite the clean-up process. We ask that everyone be patient while they travel through town.
On behalf of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, we want to thank all the volunteers, all the businesses who continue to donate food and services, all the people who donate supplies and clothing, and the agencies who are working around the clock to ensure the displaced families are receiving assistance through this difficult time. 

 

We ask all volunteers to please keep checking on social media for any and all updates.
At this time we are only accepting gift cards of $20.00-$25.00 denominations to local stores (Walmart, Target, Sears, etc) OR Visa/Master Card.  Gift cards may be brought to the Community Center, located at 37 N. Essex Street between the hours of 9AM and 8PM.

We are partnering with a local 501-c3 to collect monetary donations. Once the fund is established we will post the location to donate on social media.
BTW: even the news outlets were amazed at the quick response and abundant generosity by our great community!! A true testament to the love and support we have for our fellow neighbors and friends!!