Seven ways to support Princeton area residents displaced by flooding from Tropical Storm Ida

Volunteers gather in Lambertville to help flood victims. Photo: Pearl Gabel.

In Princeton, the Department of Human Services is accepting donations of gift cards for flood victims. Gift cards can be dropped off at 1 Monument Drive or in the drop box located in the back of the building in an envelope addressed to Princeton Human Services.

In Montgomery Township, 18 homes were seriously damaged during Tropical Storm Ida, and officials said so far seven of the homes have been deemed uninhabitable and condemned. Some of the displaced families have school children. If you would like to support the families, you can donate online to the Montgomery Charity Foundation’s GoFundMe effort or to the Princeton Elks Lodge 2129.

The building for the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program serving Somerset County residents was flooded during the storm and many items were damaged. All supplies and food items must be replaced. You can donate online here.

In Lambertville, there was widespread devastation as a result of flash floods that swept through the city. To support flood victims you can make a donation to the City of Lambertville Emergency Fund by sending contributions to 18 York Street, Lambertville, NJ, 08530, care of Bambi Kuhl

Fisherman’s Mark Social Services, which is located at the Homestead Farm Market at 262 North Main Street in Lambertville, is accepting online donations to support flood victims. The nonprofit is also accepting gift cards to Walmart, Marshall’s, Kohl’s, and grocery stores. Current food pantry needs are as follows: New, unopened boxes of No. 6 size diapers; vinegar, sodium bicarbonate, canned black beans, olive oil, small containers of dish soap, and high-efficiency laundry detergent. For more information, visit https://www.fishermansmark.org.

Donate to or volunteer with the Red Cross. The Red Cross is seeking disaster health services volunteer trainees in Central New Jersey. You can donate online via the Red Cross website.