After Hurricane Irene came through the New Jersey area at the end of August, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) decided to reach out to its members affected by Hurricane Irene, offering to help in any way possible, according to a recent statement from the organization.
“The damage done in New Jersey, particularly the northern part of our state, has been devastating for several of our members,” says AASP/NJ Jeff McDowell. “We are contacting our members to let them know that AASP/NJ is here for them and willing to help in any way we can.”
The AASP/NJ was urged to help their members affected by this storm by former AASP/NJ President Glenn Villacari of Parkway Auto Body in Nutley, NJ.
“Glenn contacted our office and suggested that we reach out to our members,” adds AASP/NJ Executive Director Charles Bryant. “He even offered his own personal assistance to other shop owners who might need help cleaning out the muck and debris from their shops.”
“We are all competitors,” Villacari said, “but at the end of the day we are all trying to survive. To see some of the devastation here in our state is heartbreaking. We, as human beings, should be doing all we can to help others who have been hit hard by Irene. Fortunately, AASP/NJ has the components in place to reach the membership and let them know they are not alone.”
AASP/NJ members who are victims of Hurricane Irene and are in need of any type of assistance should contact AASP/NJ via e-mail at Setlit4u@msn.com or call the AASP/NJ Hot Line at 732-922-8909
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