CLARK, NJ – Township Officials and the Where Angels Play Foundation are accepting donations to build a new park dedicated to the memory of Caitlin Nelson.

Nelson, a Clark resident, died suddenly last year.  She was the daughter of James A. Nelson, a Port Authority police officer and the only Clark resident to perish in the 911 terror attacks on the World Trade Center. 

The Where Angels Play Foundation builds playgrounds as part of their mission of honoring children who have lost their lives and their families and communities that are healing.  

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The fundraising campaign to build the memorial park kicked off on Tuesday, November 27 in Clark.   Two of the largest donations came from the Port Authority with a donation of $50K and Columbia Bank offering $25K.

These donations will be added to the $25K Level the Playing Field grant provided to Clark by the Union County Freeholders earlier this year.  The public is invited to contribute as well. 

Township officials are asking the public to consider making a donation of any amount to the initiative. Checks should be made out to Where Angels Play Foundation and sent to:

 Clark Township

 Attn: Jennifer Kobliska

430 Westfield Avenue

Clark, NJ 07066

This new playground will replace the current Fun Time Junction park adjacent to the Clark Municipal Building. The project is expected to begin in March of 2019.

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