HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Residents in both Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge held town-wide front porch claps on Sunday night in support of healthcare professionals and first responders during the novel coronavirus crisis.

In Hasbrouck Heights, the idea was suggested on social media by Mike Cappadona, and went viral shortly afterward. 

"I heard from a friend in Teaneck who said they were doing it for their Essential Workers and I thought, 'why not us?'" said Cappadona.

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The idea spread quickly through social media in Wood-Ridge as well.

When 7 p.m. on Sunday night came, families and residents appeared on their front porches, and clapped as a show of support to thank the doctors, nurses, police officers, fire department, EMS, DPW for all they are doing for the community during the health crisis. Some people clapped, some banged pots and pans, some rang cowbells, some displayed signs.

Shortly afterwards, the Wood-Ridge Fire Department posted their thanks on their Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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