June 18, 2024

Holy Trinity Manasquan church offers away furniture

A number of times back, Cynthia Mussinan fielded a telephone get in touch with from a female who essential a mattress.

“I claimed, ‘What measurement bed do you will need?’” Mussinan recalled. “She mentioned, ‘I don’t have something, so I’ll choose regardless of what you can give me.’”

The comment established off alarms in Mussinan’s head. The Howell resident has been taking care of a group of church-based mostly volunteers that collects discarded household furniture and provides it for cost-free to Shore people in require for the earlier 10 years, since superstorm Sandy wracked the region.

She would learn that this woman’s spouse and children of 5 was dwelling in a Neptune apartment with almost no household furniture.

“I claimed, ‘Where is everybody sleeping now?’” Mussinan reported. “She mentioned, ‘On the ground.’ I said, ‘OK, one particular twin mattress is not likely to enable. Let’s start out in excess of.’”

(Left to right) Maggie Stulz, Cynthia Mussinan and Meta Querns, volunteers from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Manasquan, help load three pickup trucks with furniture and bedding for families in need.

‘People say they have to have enable, and we help’

On Monday, Mussinan and a handful of other volunteers filled a few pickup vehicles with donated household furniture and produced two stops. The 2nd was to this family members in Neptune.

“We gave them a queen mattress for the lady and her partner and a twin bed for the daughter, and futons for their two boys, in addition chairs, tables, lamps, pots and pans and towels,” Mussinan claimed.