On Monday night, when Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, over 30 people were sheltered in Lacey at the United Methodist Church on Lacey Road, said Sandy Stenstrom, a shelter volunteer.
"People have been stopping in all week to charge phones, grab breakfast or lunch," she said. "We got a nice sense of community on Monday night."
Eric DeLaCruz, another shelter volunteer, said that the shelter will be open as long as the community needs.
"We have hot showers, hot meals, and laundry services for anyone who needs," he said. "If you are home without power, we are here to help."
DeLaCruz said the shelter is accepting donations to help those in need and have already recieved calls.
"A woman called earlier today and asked what we needed," he said. "She went shopping at Kohls and then dropped off fresh new towels to us."
Stenstrom said the shelter will remain open as long as the community needs, to offer power and showers to residents.
The church does ask that if you plan to spend the night, to please bring your own bedding as they have very few blankets and pillows.
For more information, call -609-693-8522 or 609-693-5222.