Recently during Hurricane Harvey, Kingwood, New Jersey and Kingwood, Texas were in the news as a result of a flood-water rescue call routed through the Kingwood Rescue Squad. Due to the quick-thinking members of the Hunterdon County Communications Center, help was dispatched to the Kingwood, Texas individuals and they were rescued from rising flood waters. Kingwood, New Jersey students were motivated by these actions to organize several fundraisers to help Kingwood, Texas, Middle School students after hearing about their hardships.

The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented the Kingwood Township School students, represented by Summer Spano, Student Council President and Logan Blake, Student Council Vice President, with a Proclamation commending the students and staff for their fundraising efforts to aid Texas students in need. Freeholder Director John E. Lanza said, “It is great to have such selfless and caring individuals as residents. The students of Hunterdon County have gone above and beyond to give back to those who have suffered from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. Your magnanimous behavior sets an example for all to follow.”