Somerville, MA, Somerville, NJ and Summerville, SC Undertaking Holiday Collection Drive through December 22nd to Support Hurricane Victims along Jersey Shore; Somerville, NJ Mayor, Brian Gallagher, Coordinating Sister-City Effort for his Home State.

SOMERVILLE - The communities of
Somerville, Massachusetts, Somerville, New Jersey, and Summerville, South
Carolina are joining forces this month to support victims of Hurricane Sandy
along the Jersey Shore, in an effort coordinated by Somerville, NJ Mayor Brian Gallagher.  With supplies from around the nation already
reaching the Shore over the past several weeks, efforts are being redoubled by
the Somer/Summervilles in advance of the holiday season, and to address
changing needs as residents begin to clean up and reoccupy homes.  In
Somerville, MA, the donation drive will begin Monday, December 10th
and last through Friday, December 21st.  Needed items are:  canned, non-perishable foods; household
[cleaning] products; toiletries; baby items such as wipes and diapers; hygiene
items; and pet food.
  Please, no

Donation locations are as follows:

  • Somerville
    Police Department(s):
    • Main Station:
      220 Washington Street
    • East Substation:
      81 Broadway
    • West Substation: 1114 Broadway
  • Somerville
    Public Libraries:
  • Somerville
    Council on Aging:
    167 Holland St.



"Hurricane Sandy was a devastating
storm for so many communities along the east coast, particularly along the New
Jersey coastline, and in its immediate wake so many residents and employees in
our community were eager to help.  In
speaking with Mayor Gallagher from Somerville, New Jersey, it was clear that
there was a very specific need for supplies, and that we could be helpful in
the weeks and months to come," said Mayor Curtatone.  "In the midst of the holidays, as many of us
prepare our homes and purchase gifts for our loved ones, it's important that we
remember how many people are left without shelter, food, and so many other
items this year.  Please consider joining
me in making even a small donation to victims of Hurricane Sandy, and help us
make a difference in the lives of others this Christmas."

Supplies will be delivered to
Somerville, NJ on Saturday, December 22nd by a delegation from
Somerville, MA, and will then be distributed to residents along the Jersey
Shore as necessary.

Additional holiday drives ongoing in the City of Somerville, MA include the annual Toys for Local Children drive coordinated by the Somerville Council on Aging.  Donation boxes for new, unwrapped toys are available at all municipal buildings, and will be distributed to children in Somerville families for the holiday season.