The number one priority of the Township Committee is to continue providing assistance to those residents that were displaced. It is common with an incident of this magnitude for a thorough investigation to take place. We welcome this one in Ocean Grove. We urge residents to not rush to any judgment, or engage in what may turn out to be erroneous speculation, until the professionals on the scene have had a chance to do their jobs.
The fire at the La Pierre has displaced a number of residents. If you know of anyone who needs emergency shelter, please let them know that the Camp Meeting Association has opened the Community Room, and that St. Paul’s is open as well.
Displaced residents should contact the Red Cross for emergency assistance.
The phrase “our children are the future of our community,” is one that is often uttered by political candidates and elected officials. It is also a phrase, and perhaps rightly so, that draws eye rolls and under the breath comments from those within earshot of the speaker. The words themselves are empty, which is why in Neptune Township I am making sure that in this year that I serve as Mayor, we don’t just say them, but that we put them into action.