Bound Brook has established a sister city designation with
Union Beach, Monmouth County to aid in Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Why Union Beach?
Union Beach is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States with 6,245 residents. There are 2,400 homes in Union Beach. As a Result of Hurricane Sandy, a mandatory evacuation was ordered and luckily, no lives were lost. However the devastation at Union Beach was tremendous. 62 homes no longer exist or are completely gone. Another 200 homes are uninhabitable, more than 300 other homes sustained significant structural damage, and finally, another 400 were flooded by six feet of water or more. As a percentage of damage, Union Beach was one of the hardest hit towns along the Jersey Shore.
Volunteers from civic and religious organizations have been working in Union Beach since November 1st to help Union Beach clear roads, public parks and re-establish borough operations. In addition, residents have been assisted with debris removal, sheetrock demolition and temporary food, shelter and direct needs.
What is Needed now?- Donations can be made to Bound Brook Borough Hall during business hours.
Please contact 732-356-0833 x 610 in advance with large donations of construction materials.
The following building/construction items will aid residents directly in rebuilding their homes:
Sheet Rock 1/2 inch- Plywood 1/2 inch
Insulation (Bats) Fiberglass or paper. 3-1/2 in. x 15 in. x 93 in. Batts in Bag Insulation
Drywall tools(spacking knife, sanders, etc.) Drywall tape (regular and corner tape) Joint compound
Home Depot Gift Cards - Lowes Gift Cards