Montville has a friend-well, actually, a few friends-in a city with the same name in another state.
The Patch of our "sister city" in Montville, Conn., collected more than six boxes of food that will be packed up and shipped Tuesday to Montville, N.J.
Montville Patch (the other Montville Patch) Editor Ellyn Santiago offered to help Montville, N.J., residents who remain without power and food by gathering the donations that will be brought to the Montville Township High School shelter. Santiago asked her readers to drop off non-perishable foods at Town Hall Monday in her Daily Five column:
We are collecting non-perishable foods (not canned; plastic and paper-wrapped including dried meats and fruits, juice boxes, granola bars and the like) for residents of harder-hit Montville New Jersey. Check our Facebook page for the whole story. We’ll be sending out a box Tuesday, so if you can, drop off donations at Town Hall today only form 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Nearly one hour after the donation box was put out, it was filled with cereal, granola bars and other foods. By the deadline, Santiago counted enough food to fill more than six boxes.
Santiago said she was "at once stunned and inspired by the generosity of spirit and the willingness of people to leap in to action to help folks they have never met. This is what Patch is all about!"
While Montville Patch (this one) looks forward to greeting the packages at the high school when they arrive, we wanted to thank Montville, Conn., for their generosity as well.
Tell the Montville, Conn., readers what you think of their donation in the comments.