UNION COUNTY, NJ - Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen and the Union County Office of Veterans’ Affairs Director Richard Thompson,  who is also a veteran, mark the final round of collections of donations from county residents and employees for Backpacks for Life, an organization that assists homeless veterans. More than 1,000 pounds of items have been collected.  The collection for homeless Veterans is part of Chairman Bergen’s “UC HERO” initiative, offering programs and services for veterans this year.  For more information on, go to http://ucnj.org/uc-hero/