Contact the Governor's
Office of Volunteerism
Governor's Office of Volunteerism
P.O. Box 456
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 633-9627
Fax: (609) 777-2939

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
Efforts to help the people of Puerto Rico

On November 15, 2017, the NJ Governor’s Advisory Council on Volunteerism held its quarterly meeting at the National Guard Armory in West Orange, NJ. While there, the National Guard members presented to the council on the sorting, packing and distribution of the donations received for the Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Recovery Program.

National Guard members are processing deliveries as they arrive.

National Guard members are processing deliveries as they arrive.

National Guard members are processing deliveries as they arrive.
National Guard members are processing deliveries as they arrive.


National Guard Pablo Chavez presents to members of the council on the efforts.

National Guard Pablo Chavez presents to members of the council on the efforts.

National Guard Pablo Chavez presents to members of the council on the efforts.
National Guard Pablo Chavez presents to members of the council on the efforts.


National Guard Pablo Chavez presents to members of the council on the efforts.
Picture of the packaged donated items at the West Orange National Guard Armory.

The Governor’s Office of Volunteerism and the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development have established a Call Center at 1(833) NJHELPS to receive information on donations and to schedule deliveries to the two designated National Guard Armories, in West Orange and Mt. Holly.  The first deliveries are arriving and are being processed by National Guard members.  Eldridge Hawkins, Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Volunteerism is managing the donations in West Orange and is seen in the picture with Brigadier General Edward Chrystal and the troops.  Cathy McCann, former Director of Operations at the NJ Community FoodBank, is managing donations at the Mt. Holly Armory. For more information contact Abraham.lopez@nj.gov or Rowena.madden@sos.nj.gov

Eldridge Hawkins, Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of 
        Volunteerism is managing the donations in West Orange and is seen in the picture with Brigadier General Edward Chrystal and the troops.

The first deliveries are arriving and are being processed by National Guard members

Another view of the first deliveries are arriving and are being processed by National Guard members
Eldridge Hawkins, Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Volunteerism is managing the donations in West Orange and is seen in the picture with Brigadier General Edward Chrystal and the troops.
AmeriCorps members from St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation in Paterson – assisting at the National Guard West Orange 
        Armory with donations for Puerto Rico.
AmeriCorps members from St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation in Paterson – assisting at the National Guard West Orange Armory with donations for Puerto Rico.