POINT PLEASANT — The non-profit organization Your Grandmother’s Cupboard has donated a trailer to the Point Pleasant Borough’s Office of Emergency Management [OEM].
At the council meeting on Aug. 28, Councilwoman Antoinette DePaola announced that this non-profit will donate a utility trailer, previously used to store clothing and other essential items the organization used to help the community.
Your Grandmother’s Cupboard has recently disbanded in the wake of their founder’s death, Clark Paradise. The organization was originally started after Hurricane Sandy decimated the Jersey Shore, helping those who lost their homes and their property.
In the years following, the organization worked to provide “the homeless and others living in poverty with clothing and common items they need to maintain good health and hygiene but often can’t afford,” according to their website.
“They chose to donate it here, which was a win-win for us because the trailer we are currently using is rusting and falling apart, so it saves the town from having to purchase a replacement,” said Councilwoman DePaola.
After the councilwoman had announced this to the council, they would later enter executive session to discuss any legal means to accept the donation. Borough Attorney Jerry Dasti advised the council nothing was needed.
Once the mayor and council reopened the meeting, the trailer was accepted unanimously.
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