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Gift cards needed for Dover fire victims

DOVER, NJ (Morris County) – Gift cards are all that is needed now to help those affected by the massive fire that destroyed multiple buildings in Dover Monday afternoon.

After town officials consulted with the Red Cross, they’re asking anyone still interested in making a donation to please provide gift cards in $25.00 increments to local stores.

The gift cards can be dropped off at the Dover Community Center, located at 37 North Essex Street.

“The outpouring of support has been simply amazing. Not only have the residents of Dover come through, so have our surrounding communities. Once again, thank you to our community and surrounding communities for helping during this time of need,” officials said.

The Red Cross is still at the Community Center helping families displaced by yesterday’s fire. Homeless Solutions and many other agencies have also been on site helping families find housing. The Salvation Army is now helping with all the clothes and wearables donated by so many people from around the County. More than 30 non-profit organizations met today at the Morris County Partnership office in Dover to lend their services and provided help to those families in need.

The Mayor and representatives from the Town administration met with all the business owners affected by the fire Tuesday. The Town is committed to helping them through the insurance process and help in any way to recover, officials said.

Firefighters are still on scene Wednesday morning putting water on hot spots. The multiple alarm fire broke out at about 3:30 p.m. at Barry’s Luncheonette, located at 3 North Warren St, Dover Mayor James Dodd said.

Mayor James Dodd and Board of Aldermen want to thank all the volunteers, all the businesses who continue to donate food and services, all the people who donate supplies and clothing, and the agencies who are working around the clock to ensure the displaced families are receiving assistance through this difficult time. A special thanks to our Dover Chaplains who have been at the community center around the clock helping individuals deal with this traumatic situation.

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(Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)
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