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The go-to person to find help for those in need

In this series, the Gazette-Journal shines the light on residents who are working to make this a better place.

When there’s charity work to be done in Gloucester County, chances are Marsha Germek will have a hand in it.

A Samaritan Group volunteer since 2014, Germek has become known as the go-to person to find resources and assistance for those in need.

It started back when Germek was an employee of the Gloucester Housing Partnership, which shared an office with the Samaritans. Paid by the Partnership, she found the time to do things for the Samaritans, as well. When she retired from her job, she joined the Samaritans’ board, dedicating much of her time to the organization.

A typical day finds Germek interacting with a wide range of other organizations in the county, from Social Services to the Giving Garden to Three Rivers Healthy Families and others, all in the interest of providing financial assistance to families and individuals in need.

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