storm recovery

Harry Kershaw, 81, stands outside the flooded workshop of his Glenwood Avenue home in West Wildwood with neighbor Danny Giffear (far right). Kershaw lost all his power tool and machinery to flooding from the weekend storm. Monday January 25 2016 (The Press of Atlantic City / Ben Fogletto)

A recent Stockton University graduate wants to help Gov. Chris Christie clean up his post-storm comments by sending him mops.

While campaigning in New Hampshire, the governor reportedly responded to a student who asked why he wasn't helping with the storm cleanup in New Jersey by saying: "Do you want me to go down there with a mop?"

Christie said the cleanup was being handled well, but the comment brought criticism.

Kiyle Osgood of Lambertville said he was talking to someone who said he had sent Christie a mop, and he thought a GoFundMe campaign for that purpose would be a good way to show a little social activism with a sense of humor.

"I have friends who live there, and I've seen the photos," he said. "The comment was uncalled for." 

He said he would like to raise $1,000 for mops. He plans to keep the site up for a few days.

The "Mops for Christie" site is at:

 

Staff writer, education

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