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Letter: Thank You Wall Volunteers, Residents

Township Committee sends open letter of thanks to workers, volunteers, residents

The Wall Township Committee is incredibly proud of the Wall Township employees and the work they have done in the response to Hurricane Sandy.

We feel blessed to have such a great team of people to serve and support the residents of Wall and we want to thank each and every person who did their job so admirably in response to probably the worst storm to ever hit our town.

Our Department of Public Works personnel worked tirelessly to manage the cleanup and keep normal operations in place for our residents even in light of a second storm that brought snow with it.

Our Office of Emergency Management within the police department organized our township response and kept the residents continuously informed on our behalf. Our police department did what they always do, operated with incredible effectiveness and efficiency, even in such unusual circumstances. Our municipal workers came to work to be there for our residents even when many of them did not have power at home themselves and had to maneuver through snow covered streets to do so.

Also, our administration team gave all our department heads the direction and tools they needed to do their jobs as effectively as possible even in these most unusual of circumstances.

We also want to send out another very big "Thank You" to all the volunteers who helped out during these trying times. Our volunteer fire and first aid service organizations are amazing. They are full of people who give their own time and their family’s time to help others and they were out in force throughout this often dangerous event.

We also would like to acknowledge the members of the National Forest Service who travelled from Idaho and Montana to assist our Public Works Department with tree removal and brush cleanup from our streets. We also want to recognize Ralph and Hilary Addonizio who oversaw the ice, water, and food distribution center at the Circle Factory Outlet.

Finally, we would like to thank the countless people who helped a neighbor in some way, whether with a line run off their generator, with some brush cleanup or simply by inviting them into their homes for warmth and company. Though you have not been identified, it is these little daily acts of kindness and concern for a neighbor and community that makes us so proud to be Wall Residents.

Your spirit, consideration, and community pride is truly what makes Wall Township a great place to live.

Sincerely,

Mayor Jeff Foster and the Wall Township Committee

Jack Horse November 16, 2012 at 01:58 PM
I am very proud of our public works. Working 12 hours a day 7 days a week is very exausting. Even so they smiled, talked, and helped out people who needed a extra hand. They give up everything including their familys, the damage done to their own homes, and come to work to " save their town" . They are ...THE PRIDE OF WALL.
Mickey Brewster November 16, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Ralph & Hilary Addonizio! There's a reason Ralph was named "Citizen of The Year"! They really hit the ball outta the park. Thanks you guys!

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