Ewing community stands strong

Community gathers to support explosion victims

With the entire audience standing, the Band Jam Finale musicians performed “Stand by Me” at the Community Strong Benefit for South Fork.

The rousing performance that concluded the March 22 event at Fisher Middle School reflects Ewing’s ongoing commitment to restore the lives of those who suffered from the March 4 gas explosion that damaged or destroyed more than 50 homes in the West Trenton South Fork development.

All proceeds from the event went to the Ewing Township Disaster Relief Fund, which was set up by Mayor Bert Steinmann for residents whose properties were destroyed or damaged.

Money received from individuals, companies and organizations go directly to the fund.

As of March 20, the relief fund had received $227,185. This amount includes $100,000 from PSE&G, $25,000 from New Jersey Manufacturers, and $10,000 from the Muslim Brotherhood, Mayor Bert Steinmann said.

Read more at MercerSpace.com.

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