Colts Neck is partnering with the borough of Union Beach, to help them recover more quickly from the ravages of Super Storm Sandy.  The effort is called Operation Provide Comfort - Union Beach.
The purpose of this organization is to help collect and coordinate donations of money, physical goods, and services to aid in the rebuilding effort. Colts Neck Community Church serves as our fiscal agent (as a 501c3 entity) for monetary donations; all donations are tax deductible and are transferred directly to Union Beach.
Please use this website as a resource for keeping track of meetings, events, and activities related to rebuilding Union Beach, as well as making a donation to Operation Provide Comfort.





“Two Towns - One Voice - One Mission”

Thanks to Jacquie Lee, Matt Schuler, and the RocknRoll Chorus for a fabulous concert on August 23rd.  Over $40,000 was raised for the homeowners of Union Beach.

But as you heard at the concert, the need is still great - over 300 families are still not back in their homes, nearly 2 years after Superstorm Sandy.

Please help by making a donation - all money will go directly to Union Beach.


Many thanks to the following sponsors, who provided items for gift baskets to be raffled off at the concert.  Please patronize their businesses!



Aberdeen Twp/Matawan: Howell:
AMF Strathmore Lanes Michael’s Arts and Crafts Store
Abbate Bakery  
Flowers by Melanie Lakewood:
The Hobby Shop Lakewood Blue Claws
InStyle Salon  
Mane-iac Barber Shop Lincroft:
Rapunzel Salon and Day Spa L. A. Dance
Snip and Snap Kids The Lincroft Inn
Sundaes The Ice Cream Place Lincroft Music
Trattoria Rustica Restaurant and Pizza Luigi's Famous Pizza and Restaurant
25 Gourmet Burgers Restaurant Mike's Barber & Styling Shop
  Molzon Landscape Nursery
Colts Neck: Newman Springs Dental
Brock Farms  
Chelsea Yarns Manalapan:
Colonial Flowers Cheeburger Cheeburger
Colts Neck Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary  
Colts Neck Greenhouse Gallery Florist Marlboro:
Colts Neck Hot Yoga Fireside Grill and Bar
Colts Neck Inn Steak and Chop House La Cashina Ristorante Fine Italian Cuisine
Colts Neck Pharmacy Monster Mini Golf
Colts Neck Reformed Church  
Colts Neck Wine and Liquor Store Middletown:
Delicious Orchards Memory Keepers Pro
Get in Shape for Women  
Gianni's Pizzeria Newark:
Healing from the Heart, LLC Mueller Supply, Inc.
Huddy's Inn  
J Vincent Jewelers Ocean:
Mulberry Market Beginnings Aesthetic & Laser LLC
Nails Plus  
Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Colts Neck and Holmdel Princeton:
Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery Hamilton Jewelers
Trump National Golf Club Red Bank:
Woodfield Tree Plantation Art Alliance of Monmouth County
  Count Basie Theatre
Eatontown: Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash
Fun Time America Red Bank Armory
  Restaurant Nicholas
Englishtown: Yestercades
Sinful Tans New Age Spa  
  Tinton Falls:
Fords: Lindt & Sprungli Chocolate Shop
Fords Jewelers MJ's Pizza Bar and Grill
Freehold: New York/New Jersey:
All Seasons Diner II Pour and Pedal Tours
Frankie Fed's Pizza and Pasta House  
Freehold Bicycles, Inc. Pennsylvania:
Freehold YMCA Wawa
IPlay America  
St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church Individuals:
Shido Martial Arts Lisa Aldridge
Staples Carla Hanshaw Burdick
  Dorothy Colao
Holmdel: Frost Family
Amanda's Hallmark Kate Nelson
Dearborn Market Fine Food & Garden Center Lia Papamarkou
Exit Realty East Coast  
The Growing Tree Children's Academy  
Heritage House/Sotheby's International Realty  
Holmdel Community Church  
Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar  
Maple Leaf Gardens  
The Turning Point  
Weichert Realtors  



Our Goal

The purpose of the effort is to develop a long term relationship between Union Beach and Colts Neck that will endure long after the storm.

Our approach is to leverage the resources of our town to help the residents of Union Beach who suffered the most devastation and to help collect and coordinate donations of money, physical goods and services to aid in the rebuilding effort.


Our Focus

- To provide assistance, whenever and wherever needed through a volunteer labor force

- To raise funds to help purchase items needed to begin rebuilding and renovating those homes impacted by Sandy

- To form outreach committees, raising awareness among Colts Neck organizations and matching them with similar organization in Union Beach

- To expand public awareness


OPC Upcoming Events

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Unclaimed Gift Baskets

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At the August 23rd Jacquie Lee concert, there were a few gift baskets that were not claimed by the persons holding the winning tickets.

If you still have your ticket stubs, please email the 7-digit numbers on all your ticket stubs to Dorothy at We will check the numbers you give us against our master list of winning ticket numbers to see if one or more of the unclaimed baskets belong to you.

Please respond by Friday, August 29th. We will contact you only if you won a basket. Thank you.

Resilient Resident

Those who live away from the Jersey Shore may wonder "Why are we still hearing about Superstorm Sandy? It was almost a year ago - isn't everything fixed by now?" 

Not only is everything not fixed, many Union Beach residents have not even begun to rebuild.

Here is the story of a single mother of 3, who gives back to her community as a First Aid Squad member and Emergency room nurse - she is still waiting for her home to be rid of asbestos and demolished so she can start to rebuild. 

Continue Reading


Help Drive Us Up a Wall!

As the residents of Union Beach finally begin to rebuild, the need for building materials becomes critical. 

Your tax-deductible donations will be used for sheet rock, insulation, spackle, tape and nails to help the residents of Union Beach finish the repairs on their homes.

Restore a wall:                       $125
Restore a room:                     $500
Restore a six-room house:  $3,000
Be a good neighbor:                 $50



About Union Beach

Union Beach, NJ is a small borough of mostly small, single-family homes (which are the owners' primary residences). It is on the Raritan Bay, nestled between Keyport and Keansburg.

Union Beach sustained devastating damage from Super Storm Sandy.  Nearly 200 homes needed to be demolished, another 500 took on 5' of water, and another 1,000 had up to 3’ of water damage. Police, Fire, Emergency Services, and the school all sustained significant damage to buildings and equipment. 

Sadly, the task of rebuilding is not close to accomplished.

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