Colts Neck Reformed Church Donates $5k to Operation Provide Comfort and Residents of Union Beach
Union Beach Borough Administrator Jennifer Maier receives a check for $5,000 from Clark Petrie, a member of the Colts Neck Reformed Church’s Mission Committee at a recent meeting of Operation Provide Comfort. The senior pastor is Scott Brown.
The money will be used to help victims of Hurricane Sandy that reside in Union Beach, which was one of the town’s hardest hit by the storm. One hundred percent of all donations go to the residents of Union Beach. The fund at Colts Neck Community Church provides a rapid response to the requests from Union Beach residents.
After the storm, Colts Neck Mayor Jarrett Engel had a meeting with some of the town’s leaders and officials to discuss what Colts Neck could do to help. That meeting has now evolved into a special relationship between Colts Neck and Union Beach dubbed Operation Provide Comfort.
The leader of Operation Provide Comfort is local Colts Neck resident Lt. Col. Jim Sfayer, USMC Ret. Jim is also a member of the Colts Neck Lions Club, which has taken a prominent role alongside the Colts Neck Community Church in helping Union Beach as part of this effort.
The purpose of the effort is to develop a long term relationship between Union Beach and Colts Neck that will endure long after the storm. Our approach is to leverage the resources of our town to help the residents of Union Beach who suffered the most devastation and to help collect and coordinate donations of money, physical goods and services to aid in the rebuilding effort.
According to Ms. Maier, “We are so thankful to Operation Provide Comfort and the generous donation from the Colts Neck Reformed Church. The money will go a long way to helping the residents of Union Beach.”