Posted Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation of East Hanover has donated a heated tent complete with seating, as well folding tables, chairs and a charging station to the Morris County Office of Emergency management for use by county residents who are still without heat or electricity because of Hurricane Sandy.

The tent’s charging station can take up to 35 phones/devices and there are an additional 25 electrical outlets for plug-ins.  There is also a wireless wi-fi hot spot that is capable of connecting 25 mobile devices simultaneously.

Novartis is also donating water, hot chocolate, snacks, blankets, hand and foot warmers.

“The county is truly grateful for the generosity that Novartis has shown,” said Scott Digiralomo, director of the county’s Department of Law & Public Safety. “I know the county citizens still without heat or electricity because of Hurricane Sandy who will benefit from that generosity are extremely grateful as well.”

The tent is set up in the parking lot of the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 W. Hanover Ave., in Parsippany, where ice and water is also being distributed.