Manalapan Students Donate Presents to Families in Need

Students of Manalapan NJ, along with the Howell Police Department and other local businesses came together to help two families have a great Christmas!

Anthony Lamendola said he was at a loss for words as he watched his family open the donated gifts. “I’m just in shock,” he said. “It’s an amazing feeling. This is beyond amazing.” Lamendola is a wounded veteran who said he left his family’s name at St. Veronica’s Church which helped connect him with what has been an annual tradition in the township.

Mike Mangano was also overwhelmed as he watched presents, a new couch and a new dishwasher get unloaded by the officers. As a former first responder in Howell and Farmingdale, Mangano said it was unusual to be on the receiving end of help from the people he served for more than two decades. “I’m trying to grasp everything that’s happening right now,” he said. “Boxes of stuff for my kids, a brand new couch, everything is going to be used a lot.”

A job well done by so many members of the community! For the full story, click here.

Students of Manalapan NJ, along with the Howell Police Department and other local businesses came together to help two families have a great Christmas!

Anthony Lamendola said he was at a loss for words as he watched his family open the donated gifts. “I’m just in shock,” he said. “It’s an amazing feeling. This is beyond amazing.” Lamendola is a wounded veteran who said he left his family’s name at St. Veronica’s Church which helped connect him with what has been an annual tradition in the township.

Mike Mangano was also overwhelmed as he watched presents, a new couch and a new dishwasher get unloaded by the officers. As a former first responder in Howell and Farmingdale, Mangano said it was unusual to be on the receiving end of help from the people he served for more than two decades. “I’m trying to grasp everything that’s happening right now,” he said. “Boxes of stuff for my kids, a brand new couch, everything is going to be used a lot.”

A job well done by so many members of the community! For the full story, click here.

– See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4287806/manalapan-students-donate-presents-to-families-in-need#sthash.ihW3EMZw.dpuf

Students of Manalapan NJ, along with the Howell Police Department and other local businesses came together to help two families have a great Christmas!

Anthony Lamendola said he was at a loss for words as he watched his family open the donated gifts. “I’m just in shock,” he said. “It’s an amazing feeling. This is beyond amazing.” Lamendola is a wounded veteran who said he left his family’s name at St. Veronica’s Church which helped connect him with what has been an annual tradition in the township.

Mike Mangano was also overwhelmed as he watched presents, a new couch and a new dishwasher get unloaded by the officers. As a former first responder in Howell and Farmingdale, Mangano said it was unusual to be on the receiving end of help from the people he served for more than two decades. “I’m trying to grasp everything that’s happening right now,” he said. “Boxes of stuff for my kids, a brand new couch, everything is going to be used a lot.”

A job well done by so many members of the community! For the full story, click here.

– See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4287806/manalapan-students-donate-presents-to-families-in-need#sthash.ihW3EMZw.dpuf

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