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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Plainfield residents invite FEMA workers for Thanksgiving Dinner


This 1943 Thanksgiving illustration by Norman Rockwell
may not be the first that comes to mind by him, but it
seems particularly appropriate in this year of Hurricane Sandy (see more here).
 
Plainfield residents Randy and Cheryl Bullock have invited FEMA workers assigned to Plainfield for Thanksgiving Dinner.

After FEMA announced it was opening a Disaster Relief Center (DRC) at the Plainfield Senior Citizens Center on Monday, Cheryl dropped by to take the FEMA workers some pizza. It was in conversation with the seven workers assigned to Plainfield that she discovered they were from different areas of the country, had been assigned to a variety of hotels not near each other, and were facing the prospect of a lonely holiday away from home as the office will only close for Thursday and the reopen on Friday.


'While we are all so focused on recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy,' Cheryl said, 'it just seemed like the natural thing to do for those who are also making sacrifices to help Plainfielders.'


Those seeking information about FEMA aid and one-on-one help in filling out the often-confusing forms should drop by the FEMA DRC at the Senior Citizens Center, 9 AM - 7 PM, seven days a week until further notice.


Except on Turkey Day, of course!



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