|MTJF filled a trailer for hurrican relief|
After seeing photos of the devastation in his home state of NJ, Truex quickly sprang into action, setting up a Sandy Relief Fund through his Foundation. The two-time Nationwide Series Champion eagerly announced that he would not only match the amount of monetary donations brought in through the fund, but his Michael Waltrip Racing team would, as well.
After hearing about the clean-up efforts around his hometown of Mayetta, NJ, Truex and his staff also began collecting much-needed supplies at his shop in Mooresville, NC. The community quickly got involved, filling a trailer with cleaning supplies including flashlights, batteries, first aid-supplies, non-perishable foods, clothing, bedding, baby products, pet supplies and more. The truck departed for Stafford Township this past week, and dropped off the supplies at the Stafford Township Storm Relief Center in Manahawkin, near Truex’s hometown. The foundation is planning to deliver a second shipment of products sometime before the Christmas holidays.
The Relief Center both receives and distributes donations to families currently trying to rebuild in the NJ area. The center offers nonperishable food items, clothing and household items to anyone in need with no application process for receiving donations.
To date, the foundation has raised more than $150,000 in cash, 100% of which will go to the MTJF Hurricane Sandy Relief Assistance Fund for medicine or medical services, rental or mortgage needs, utility payments, car repairs, specific personal needs (food, hygiene products and cleaning supplies) and other emergency requests.
To donate or for more information regarding the MTJF Hurricane Sandy Relief Assistance Fund, visit www.martintruexjrfoundation.org .