AASP/NJ encourages shops to seek assistance after hurricane

Nov. 12, 2012

Nov. 12, 2012—The aftermath of super storm Hurricane Sandy has left many of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey’s (AASP/NJ) member shops in states of shock and devastation, the organization said in a press release.

AASP/NJ said the storm, the largest to ever strike New Jersey, has affected almost every business in the state. The extent of long-term damage is yet to be determined.

“This is, by far, the worst storm we’ve ever seen here,” said Jeff McDowell, president of AASP/NJ. “In our shops and in our homes, it’s beyond description.”

AASP/NJ encourages its member shops affected by the storm to contact the following organizations for assistance recovering and rebuilding after the disaster:

The Hurricane Sandy Information Center
American Red Cross

“I really can’t find the words, but we are resilient,” said Charles Bryant, executive director of AASP/NJ. “We will get through this and we will rebuild. We like to say we’re ‘Jersey strong,’ and this will be the ultimate test.”

AASP/NJ said people who want to provide financial assistance to individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy can send donations to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.