Job Lot, American Legion Team Up For Coat Drive

Ocean County Senior Services Director Maria La Face, at left joins Rich Godfrey, Ocean County Legion Commander; Ray Miller, Past State Commander; Phil Zimmerman, County Veterans Bureau VSO; Brian Hagal, State Vice Commander; Brian Gates, Ocean State Job Lots Representative and Sandra Lazzaro, County Tourism Director during a coat drive held at American Legion Post 129 in Toms River. (Photo courtesy Ocean County American Legion)

  TOMS RIVER – Ocean State Job Lot recently partnered up with the Ocean County American Legion to donate and distribute coats and other supplies to those in need.

  Members of the Ocean County American Legion secured the premises of Toms River American Legion Post 129 under the leadership of Commander Pete Chafatelli.

  Approximately 80 members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and American Legion Sons of The Legion showed up on a bitter cold day to unload a tractor trailer full of supplies for needy veterans and community members.

  Once the supplies were moved into the Post Hall, members and representatives of veterans organizations and community groups were free to take coats, gloves and hand sanitizer for distribution to their respective groups.


  Brian Gates, a representative for Ocean State Job Lot addressed the crowd of volunteers and recipients and said that his company was honored to provide this donation program.