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GSA Helps Used Generator Get New Life for Emergencies

Forklift unloading a diesel generator

GSA helped coordinate the donation of a generator that will be used at a New Jersey emergency shelter.

Times of crisis will be a little less harrowing in Brick Township, N.J., thanks to the donation of a 500 kilowatt diesel powered generator to a local high school that serves as a shelter for evacuees during flooding or other emergencies.

The donation was coordinated by the U.S. General Services Administration and the New Jersey State Agency for Surplus Property.

The generator, valued at $150,000, became available as a result of building systems improvements GSA made to the Clarkson S. Fisher Federal Courthouse in Trenton, N.J., The donation of the courthouse’s original generator was made possible through GSA’s Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program, which enables certain nonfederal organizations to obtain personal property that the federal government no longer needs. 

“The donation of this generator is a wonderful example of how federal, state, and local governments can work together to assist the local community, while saving taxpayers significant dollars,” said Linda Chero, GSA Acting Regional Administrator and Federal Acquisition Service Regional Commissioner.

To learn more about GSA’s Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program, for both citizens and state or public organizations, visit www.gsa.gov/property.