Sept. 15, 2021

In the wake of Tropical Storm Ida, recovery continues for many communities in Mercer County and the surrounding region. The Office of Community and Regional Affairs and Pace Center for Civic Engagement have identified a few ways for the Princeton University community to help at this time. As new requests for support emerge, we'll continue to share updates and additional information. 

Princeton Human Services 

Human Services in the town of Princeton is accepting gift card donations to support residents impacted by Tropical Storm Ida. Gift cards may be dropped off to Human Services at 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540 or in the drop box located in the back of the building in an envelop addressed to Human Services. Questions? Call Human Services at 609-688-2055.

Fisherman's Mark

Fisherman's Mark in Lambertville, NJ is working with families displaced by Tropical Storm Ida and is need of:

  • Gift cards to Walmart, Marshalls, and Kohls
  • Diapers, personal hygiene items, and cleaning supplies
  • Monetary donations

Visit Fisherman's Mark's frequently asked questions page for details and additional ways to support the Hunterdon County community.

Lotsa Helping Hands

Lambertville Helping Hands is a community of people who step up when "one of our own needs some TLC." Sign up to learn how you volunteer and be of support. 

American Red Cross of Central New Jersey

The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey is accepting monetary donations. Donations are used to provide food, shelter, emotional support, and other assistance, as well as the vehicles, warehouses, and people that make relief possible. 

Interested in learning more about ways to support communities responsibly in times of crisis? The Pace Center's How to Organize a Response resource can help. Want to meet someone? Email Program Coordinator Evan Schneider at