Run/Walk at Lake Takanassee to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief

Event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10


A Long Branch resident and his friends are doing everything they can to help those who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Ben Woolley, 30, has helped organize a walk/5K that will raise money and collect goods for Hurricane Sandy victims.

"I know several people in Long Branch who lost everything, so it will be nice to do something to help them," Woolley said. "I've been wanting to do something like this ever since the fire in West End earlier this year."

The event will be held at Lake Takanassee on Saturday, Nov. 10 with the walk at 10 a.m. and the 5K at 10:15 a.m.

Woolley said the event is free, but that all participants must bring a donation with them.

Donations can include blankets, new clothes, canned or non-perishable food, cleaning products or pet food. These donations will be taken to Second Baptist Church in Long Branch.

Monetary donations can also be made to the American Red Cross.

Woolley said 174 people have already signed up for the event.

"It's getting pretty big," Woolley said.

Woolley said participants should park in the St. Michael's Church parking lot on North Lake Drive, but asked people not to park around the lake.

He said he also looking for any volunteers who would like to help out during the race.

Moira Easton Horan November 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Thanks for the write-up Chris, nice to meet you Saturday.


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