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Princeton Seniors Need Your Help

The Princeton Senior Resource Center is collecting gift cards and cash to help Princeton's low-income seniors.

 

Remember what it was like to throw out most of the food in your icebox and restock?

That's not so easy for some of Princeton's low-income seniors, who are struggling just to make ends meet. 

That's why the Princeton Senior Resource Center is collecting gift cards of any denomination to McCaffrey's, Shop-Rite, Wegman's, even Wal-Mart and Target, so that seniors can help replace the food, batteries and other essential items lost or used during the storm. 

"My concern is I don't want them to have to choose later in the month between 'Do I restock now or do I have enough food to get through or do I restock now and can I get my medicine for this month,'" PSRC Executive Director Susan Hoskins said. 

The center is also using cash donations to put together Blizzard Bags- similar to the Red Cross' efforts- that will contain supplies for a couple of days, including bottled water and granola bars. 

"One of the things that we really need to understand is that we who are helpful people, whether it's the Red Cross or the PSRC, we can't always get to you right away" Hoskins said. "I'm not going to put myself my staff at risk if there are trees and wires down all over town, so we need to make sure you have enough supplies to get you through three to five days."

Anyone who wants to make a donation can drop it off at the PSRC located in the Suzanne Patterson Building behind Borough Hall. The center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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