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The Vin Gopal Civic Association, an organization founded and chaired by state Sen. Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth), teamed up with Eatontown Police Chief Bill Lucia to help raise funds that were used to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders, law enforcement personnel and healthcare providers in Monmouth County, according to a press release.

Gopal said, “Thanks to the donations of so many companies and individuals, we were able to donate PPE equipment to over 75 agencies and providers in Monmouth County.

“For those who would like to apply for support for our second round of donations, please go to https://tinyurl.com/GopalPPE

“To those who would like to donate, please visit www.vingopalcivic.org.”

“These supplies are much needed. Our law enforcement personnel and first responders are on the front lines, so we appreciate all of these donors for helping out with this much-needed PPE,” Lucia said.

State and county offices of emergency management have been notified of the supplies that were donated so they can keep track in their inventory tracking, according to the press release from the civic association.

Among the organizations that received PPE in the first round were: Aberdeen Township Police Department; Aberdeen Township EMS; Allentown Police Department; Brookdale Community College Police Department;

Also, CentraState Medical Center; Colts Neck Police Department; Colts Neck First Aid Squad; Eatontown Police Department; Eatontown First Aid Squad; Englishtown Police Department; Freehold Borough Police Department; Freehold Fire Department; Freehold First Aid and Emergency Squad;

And, Freehold Township Police Department; Hazlet Police Department; Hazlet First Aid Squad; Holmdel Police Department; Holmdel OEMS; Howell Police Department; Keyport Police Department; Keyport First Aid Squad;

Also, Manalapan Police Department; Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid Squad; Matawan Police Department; Matawan First Aid Squad; Marlboro Police Department; Marlboro OEMS;
Middletown Police Department; Middletown OEMS;

And, Monmouth County SPCA; Red Bank Police Department; Red Bank Fire Department; Shrewsbury Police Department; Shrewsbury First Aid Squad; Tinton Falls Police Department; Tinton Falls First Aid Squad.

The following sponsors and donors who helped raise funds for the organizations and providers were recognized: Al Komjathy and Komjathy, Kean; Larry Hesse and Hesse Construction; IBEW 400; Legacy Pharmacy Group;

Also, Ritesh Shah; Alpine Health; Joe Wajda and World Jeep Chrysler, Dodge Ram of Shrewsbury; Michael Fux; New Jersey Natural Gas and New Jersey Resources; Ken DeRoberts and the Government Strategies Group;

And, Bharat Parikh; CME Associates; Maser Engineering; T&M Engineering; Rudy Garcia and MBI Gluckshaw; Michael Hanley and NW Financial; the Freehold Borough Democratic Club.

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