As soon as New Jersey/New York custom integrator and frequent Residential Systems editorial contributor Todd Anthony Puma got the power restored to his home in Middlesex County, NJ, he realized he wanted to volunteer his time and donate money to help others whose lives were devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
“My wife and I were watching the news, seeing people crying who have lost their homes, and we couldn’t just sit there doing nothing,” Puma said. “We’ve called around to find out what we can do and were hoping that others in our industry were willing to help too.”
Puma, president of The Source Home Theater, would love to see Tri-State area manufacturers and integrators give a day of service or donate financially local churches or Red Cross offices that are assisting in the recovery. One of his employees, Jason, took the bus from Brooklyn to New Jersey to help Puma and his wife Jaclyn with their volunteer efforts.
They have reached out to local churches in New York and New Jersey to find out how they could volunteer but none have been able to organize anything just yet due to their own lack of power. Once the churches have a plan they will be reaching out to Jaclyn with more information.
Anyone who would like to volunteer time, please contact Jaclyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732.721.1839 and she will give you information for your area once she receives it.
Please also visit the websites below on other ways to donate in your area.