Giving Back

September 25, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- When Alan and Isabella Porchetti received the call that they would be the new leaders at the Salvation Army based in Trenton serving Mercer County they were excited for the opportunity to serve the community. A married couple now living in Hamilton Township, the Porchettis are not ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township local leaders, first responders, members of the faith community, veterans and families came together on Friday to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America on September 11.  Mayor Jeff Martin and Council President Rick Tighe led the ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Almost 100 area residents came out to show their pride in the American flag on the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the country. The group of veterans, families, men, women, and children from all walks of life showed the diversity of the community and unity in their ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  The challenge continues for many staples of the community during the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic now entering its sixth month of impacting New Jersey.   The Hamilton Area YMCA has been candid about the struggles the organization is facing as a result if it.   In ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- When the Girl Scouts in Troop 71439 needed to choose their group project, their mutual love of reading made creating a Little Free Library an easy choice. With the help of troop leaders, the support of Robbinsville Township recreation, and the encouragement of the community, ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Like most, the Halm family of Robbinsville has been spending a lot of time home together in recent months. That's when daughter Vivienne dug a bike out of the garage and taught her younger sister to ride it. She saw the joy and freedom that biking outside provided and decided ...

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CHERRY HILL, NJ --  Despite the stormy weather Friday, leaders of the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey spread out across the region to honor the 74 remarkable young women who earned the Girl Scout’s highest honor -- the Gold Award.  In a well-orchestrated and timed effort, team ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  The United States Air Force Fighter Jet that stands at the northern entrance of Veterans Park got spruced up recently thanks to the work of local volunteers. Although it may be hot outside, that didn't stop volunteer crews from performing necessary maintenance work to the F4 ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Even though Hamilton Brownie Troop 70185 had to suspend their in-person activities and events to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), they still wanted to help their community. The girls and their Troop Leaders -- Alicia Pozsony, Amanda Zehrer, and Kristen Zoller -- went ...

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CHERRY HILL, NJ --  The Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey announced on Thursday that organization leaders will hand-deliver Girl Scout’s highest honor, the Gold Award, to 74 remarkable young women on July 10 as opposed to the traditional annual ceremony  These teens channeled their ...

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HIGHTSTOWN, NJ - FeedNJ, an initiative by SoupKitchen411, announced the receipt of several large grants from local and national companies to help combat food insecurity while supporting local restaurants. AT&T, New Jersey Manufacturers, New Jersey Bankers Association, O’Toole Scrivo LLC, and ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  Mercer County officials have announced an initiative to provide free healthy foods local families struggling through the COVID-19 heath and economic crisis. to Friday's Emergency Free Farm Market.   Families who are temporarily facing food insecurity will be provided a box ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Hope is in Hamilton through the hard work of front line health care professionals and first responders. Hope is also found in Hamilton resident Harold Laudien who set out to run a total of 500 miles in May as his own way of supporting the Hope is in Hamilton community ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Despite exhaustive hours helping combat the onslaught of COVID-19 across their city, Trenton firefighters found more time to give back on Friday by donating and serving more than 1,200 meals to local residents. With Governor Phil Murphy taking initial steps to lessen the ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- When TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville first caught up with Mercer Mask Project in mid-March, the volunteer group of just five individuals had already made 105 masks for health care workers and first responders to protect them from COVID-19 (coronavirus). In the two months since, ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy used part of his daily press briefing Friday to honor the life of Hamiltonian George Martin who recently passed away after battling COVID-19 (coronavirus).  He was recently predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Joyce Martin, who passed away from Alzheimer's ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  The Hamilton Area YMCA celebrated the national Day of Giving and Giving Tuesday by encouraging area residents to support their food drive to help local families facing food insecurity.     The YMCA is asking for donations of non-perishable and healthy food items such as: water, ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Hamilton's Bartholomew family normally gets together with their Aunt Liane every week.  But, with the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Liane has been working non-stop as an emergency room nurse at Robert Wood Johnson-Barnabus Hospital in Hamilton so the family has not been ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Rotary Clubs from Central Jersey, led by the local Robbinsville - Hamilton chapter, have reorganized their first Mercer County-based meal packing event called End Hunger 3.6 after the original March program was canceled out of caution during the spread of the COVID-19 ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  With the ongoing need for critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at local hospitals caring for coronavirus patients, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 269 and their membership came together to donate masks and goggles to five Mercer County ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  A group of Robbinsville community leaders came together over the Passover and Easter holidays to deliver spring flowers to senior citizens in an effort to being cheer to area residents unable to leave their homes as well as to support a local garden center businesses that are ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  With COVID-19 continuing to spread across New Jersey, a group of local community activists came together to create the Front-Line Appreciation Group (FLAG) Hamilton Chapter. To date, FLAG of Hamilton has provided more than 1,000 meals to health care teams at five regional ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Hamilton Girl Scout Stephanie Renzi had been undecided about what to do as a project to earn her Silver Award.  With the spread of the coronavirus keeping families from visiting their loved ones who live in retirement homes or assisted living facilities, she decided to find bring ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ – When Mercer County Community College Director of Nursing Elizabeth Mizerek found out that the COVID-19 pandemic would impact her community, she immediately sprang into action to help.  Mizerek is a member of the Mercer County Medical Reserve Corps (MCMRC), an organization that ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The impact of coronavirus is being felt by one of the community's cornerstone organizations -- the Hamilton Area YMCA. With facilities closed since March 15 to stop the spread of the virus, the YMCA has been forced to cut hundreds of staff members as a result of the financial loss ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- People stood on their porches and dotted Hamilton's Elmore Avenue, albeit keeping their social distance, to come together Monday in celebration of long-time neighbor, and World War II veteran, Frank Uveges's 100th Birthday.  The "Drive-By Birthday Parade" was organized by fellow ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Frank Uveges has seen a lot in his life, from the front lines of World War II to a career in union construction, to big changes in his hometown of Hamilton Township. With his 100th birthday coming, he planned on celebrating with friends and family. Then, the spread of the ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  With the need for personal protective equipment, including face masks, for healthcare workers at an all-time high, local residents have set out on a mission to create a volunteer army of mask-makers while sheltering at-home to help those on the front line in Mercer ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  The Hamilton Area YMCA is partnering with the American Red Cross to hold an emergency blood drive to help tackle a blood shortage. The donation drive, scheduled for Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., will help "replenish our local blood supply for patients in need," Red Cross ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- With social distancing in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many may find that knitting, crocheting, and sewing is a good way to relax and keep busy. Those blankets can serve as a source of comfort for seriously ill, hospitalized or traumatized children through ...

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