When a natural disaster strikes like August’s Hurricane Irene, it sometimes takes the help of outside sources to get a town back on its feet.
On Tuesday night, Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty and the Morristown Council recognized one such source for its efforts.
The source was Colgate-Palmolive, which offered a helping hand to the town in the form of the donation of personal hygiene supplies to those in need in the days following the storm.
“On top of what local businesses did, and local business owners, we also have corporations that we’d like to recognize,” Dougherty said. “We did not want to go without recognizing what you guys did for our community and surrounding communities.”
Representing Colgate-Palmolive were Maureen Smith, James Wang and Cindy Bernard, who spearheaded the company’s efforts to provide support. Dougherty noted the company’s donation was much larger than the language in the awarded Certificate of Recognition made it seem.
“It was a lot more than several cases—it was a lot of product, and it reached a lot of people,” Dougherty said. “We had police pulling in cases and cases of this product by Colgate for residents in need.”
Dougherty and the council thanked the company as a goodwill gesture in the hope that the two entities—Colgate-Palmolive and the town itself—would continue a positive relationship.
“This is a small gift of our thanks, and we hope that you’ll put that in your headquarters and recognize how much the residents and governing body of Morristown appreciate what you did,” Dougherty said.