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Grant pays for Shelter Support Unit

Gloucester County recently obtained equipment to enhance the sheltering capabilities of its residents during emergencies. The new Shelter Support Unit trailer is capable of supporting sheltering operations for 100 adults and an additional 20 persons with access and functional needs.

According to Gloucester’s emergency management coordinator Creig Moore, the equipment was part of a 2015 State Department of Homeland Security Grant Program for Emergency Management. He said Terry McGregor, chief of emergency services for Lancaster County, served as project manager for the grant and helped to secure SSUs for Gloucester, Lancaster and Middlesex counties.

Supplies in each of the units include feeding equipment, bedding and personal hygiene supplies for those unable to provide it for themselves following an emergency.

“Because the counties developed this capability together, each county has identical equipment to improve cooperation between localities,” McGregor said.


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