BASF Corporation and the Colonia AARP both donated goods to the Perth Amboy Salvation Army, as a result of a 19th Legislative District effort.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Deborah Bell
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
As the holidays draw near, the impact of Hurricane Sandy is still very much on the minds of people in the Woodbridge area. That's why BASF Corporation and members of the Colonia AARP joined in to a post-hurricane relief drive that benefited area residents. The two groups donated hundreds of non-perishable food items, diapers, blankets, flashlights, batteries, toiletries, and toys for families affected by Hurricane Sandy. The items were donated to the Salvation Army, located in Perth Amboy, who distributed the goods to needy families in Carteret, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy and Woodbridge, among other area municipalities hard hit by the storm. The drive was sponsored by State Senator Joseph Vitale and Assemblyman Craig Coughlin, …
Students at the Iselin-based high school will use the money from a BASF science grant to study baby tilapia.
Science students at JFK High School in Iselin won a $5,000 grant to purchase a fish farm. The students were from one of ten selected schools in Morris and Middlesex counties to benefit from a $50,000 science education grant from BASF Corporation, which has research and development facilities in Iselin. The grant money for JFK will be used to purchase a mini-fish farm which will allow students to raise baby tilapia, a fresh water species. Students will conduct water sampling tests and learn how to preserve wild fish populations. The data, school officials said, will be used for students to experiment with changes in water temperature and food to see how it affects the fish population. “Today’s students will be the thinkers, innovators and …