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              XPERIENCE XSPERO                                         Nor’Easter Nick Pittman

     Disaster Relief                                                                                                 Xspero Merchant:

                                                                                                                     LaTorre Hardware,

        Some of our local communities are still   They sprang into action to get their relief                        Vineland
     reeling from the impact of the tornadoes   fund online the day after the storms and are                           LaTorre Hardware on Delsea
     just three weeks ago. Having spent the past   currently working non-stop to get funds                           Drive in Vineland is your local,      here are numerous special events
     decade-plus of my life in broadcast meteo-  in the hands of people impacted as soon as                          family-owned and operated hard-       throughout Cumberland County this
     rology, I have seen a lot, but this event   possible—from coordinating in-kind dona-                            ware store. Have questions? Ask   Tin October. Many people are anxious
     really shook me. While surveying the dam-  tions with local officials to making sure the   Michael Gower, executive director, United   their knowledgeable team. They’ll   to attend outdoor events after a year with
     age with the National Weather Service, it   money donated goes to those Gloucester   Way of Gloucester County, on left, accepts   help you find what you need from   very little happening because of COVID-19.
     hit me like a ton of bricks. The only other   County residents who need it most. If you   disaster relief check from Nick Pittman.  over 36,000 items, will ring you   Let’s start with this weekend’s Festival of
     time I witnessed such destruction was after   are a Gloucester County resident who was                          up, and help load your car.     Fine Crafts at Wheaton Arts and Cultural
     Hurricane Sandy made landfall.       impacted by storm damage and need assis-                                                                   Center.
        I knew I had to try and help the people   tance, you can apply at: survey123.arcgis.  give back to the community without taking                 Mark October 2 and 3 to attend this fabu-
     impacted. With the support of hundreds   com/share/509282681a6148449a6ed0040  additional money out of your pocket. Help                         lous festival from 10a.m. to 5p.m. each day—
     of local people, I was able to put a benefit   1f96113                    us make a difference by supporting local                              rain or shine. WheatonArts is located at 1601
     together that raised more than $10,000.   You can help the United Way of   businesses and nonprofits in South Jersey.                           Glasstown Road, Millville. This year there
     Last Tuesday that money was donated to   Gloucester County achieve its objectives   Don’t forget to Join Xspero for some fun                    will be 125 juried artists participating along
     the United Way of Gloucester County help-  daily by shopping local and using the   fall events:                                                 with food vendors and live music. At some of
     ing their disaster relief fund surpass the   Xspero app that is available for free on your   • October 2 —Meals on Wheels of Salem              the booths, you will find artists’ demonstra-
     $50,000 mark.                        Apple or Google play store. When you use   County’s Giant Pumpkin Carve, Salem                             tions and hands-on family activities. Adults
        The United Way of Gloucester County   the Xspero app, 20 percent of your pur-  County Fairgrounds, 3–9 p.m.                                  may enjoy the Beer and Wine Garden to take
     is one of the great non-profits connected   chase can be donated directly to the United   • October 9—Cumberland County Walk                    a break anytime during the festival.
     with us here at Xspero. They strive to make   Way of Gloucester County or any one of our   to End Alzheimer’s, Rowan College of                    The ever-popular Glass Pumpkin area on
     a difference in our community every day.   other great non-profits. It’s a great way to   Cumberland County, , 10 a.m.–3 p.m.                   the property features a multitude of pump-
                                                                                                                                                     kins in a variety of colors and sizes. This is
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