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Roadhouse Café Donates to YWCA Union County to Aid Domestic Violence Programs

L to R: Roadhouse staff Lois Tangowski, Janet Sangekar , Bruce Tangowski, and Stephen Gross pose with Jan Lilien director, YWCA Union County. Credits: Roadhouse Cafe

UNION, NJ –  Salem Roadhouse Café presented a donation of $920 to YWCA Union County, raised during  its annual Love Notes Jazz Marathon event, held November 14.

The YWCA Union County assists victims of domestic violence. Jan Lilien, director of the YWCA stated, “Domestic violence is a serious public health issue that impacts not just the victim – but her family, friends, workplace and the entire community. One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime – and it’s critical that a full range of services be available and accessible to survivors.”

Salem Roadhouse Café, located in Townley Presbyterian Church on Salem Road, is a non-profit music venue that raises funds for local charities. It showcases the area’s top professional musicians. At its annual Love Notes Jazz Marathon event, more than 20 local musicians donated their time and performed for over four hours, headlined by Carrie Jackson and Stephen Fuller. Past marathons have benefited Haiti Earthquake Relief, Union County YMCA’s domestic violence programs, Hurricane Sandy Relief, and Monarch Housing. This is the second time the donation went to The YWCA.

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Said Lilien, “Love Notes Jazz Show provided needed funding, and also helped us increase awareness that we can and must end Domestic Violence.  Partnering with the Salem Roadhouse Cafe is always a joy and pleasure.”

Bruce Tangowski, director of the Salem Roadhouse Café, said, “The Roadhouse Café is all about music, art — and charity. The monthly Roadhouse Café shows raise funds for numerous charities around New Jersey, and we are proud to offer the community a safe, friendly, professional, and fun place to hear music and see local artwork by New Jersey artists.”


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