PHOTOS & VIDEO: Doctors and representatives from the Ocean County Medical Society and Medical Society of New Jersey today visited Tent City to donate Winter goods and discount drug cards to the residents in need.
Fifteen boxes of goods – containing winter coats, boots, hats, gloves and scarves collected by the Ocean County Medical Society, were delivered to the homeless camp to help keep the nearly 80 residents warm and healthy this Winter.
Likewise, the Medical Society of New Jersey has provided discount prescription cards to residents of the community, which can be used by the resident or any of their family members without prescription drug coverage at any one of 50,000 pharmacies nationwide.
“As the president of the Medical Society of Ocean County, we feel the need to help out”, said Dr. Wayne Foster, MD, President of the Medical Society of Ocean County and member of the Medical Society of New Jersey.”They’re in our County and we feel a responsibility to help out in any way we can.”
Minister Brigham, the founder of the nearly 7 year old camp says the goods are essential for their survival.
“We completely survive on donations-the kindness of the community”, Brigham says. “These donations are critical to the well being of Tent City”.
Also present at Tent City today was Cathy Johnson, Executive Director, Ocean County Medical Society and Larry Downs, CEO & General Counsel, Medical Society of New Jersey. TLS.