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Friday, January 6, 2012

Public can help and encourage injured PMUA worker


Plainfield residents and ratepayers can both help and encourage injured PMUA worker Robert "Bobby" Morris.

In answer to an outpouring of interest from employees, residents, churches and other organizations, the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority (PMUA) has set up a fund where donations may be made in support of Mr. Morris.

Working on a special crew that picks up from trash containers in the downtown business district overnight on holidays, Morris was pinned between the rear end of the compactor on which he was a crew member and a car driven by a suspected drunk driver. After hitting Morris and pinning him between the vehicles the driver fled the scene on foot.

Morris lost a leg as a result of the accident and will have to undergo several surgeries as well as protracted physical rehabilitation.

You can help in TWO ways -- by making a contribution to the fund and by offering words of support and encouragement to Mr. Morris.

CONTRIBUTIONS

The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority (PMUA) has set up a special bank account, the 'Bobby Morris Fund' to which contributions may be made. Make your check or money order (do NOT send cash) payable to the 'Bobby Morris Fund' (NOT to the PMUA) and mail to --
Bobby Morris Fund
c/o Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority
127 Roosevelt Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

In a time like this, when one's world has been totally upended by such a freak accident, when a long struggle back to an active life is being faced, words of support and encouragement are particularly important.

You may send your wellwishes and words of encouragement (DO NOT ENCLOSE A CHECK WITH A CARD), whether in a card or a just a note, to --
Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority
Attn: Bobby Morris
127 Roosevelt Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
DO NOT ENCLOSE CHECKS FOR THE FUND WITH ANY CARD OR NOTE. Checks will be deposited into the special account. Cards and notes will be gathered at PMUA offices and taken in turns by employees UNOPENED when they go to visit Mr. Morris.

Whatever your feelings about the PMUA, I think we can all support an employee injured in the performance of his job.

Thanks in advance for your participation!


-- Dan Damon [follow]

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