TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

City Firefighters Head To Aid Hurricane Victims

November 21, 2012 at 2:41 PM

PATERSON, NJ – Members of the Paterson Fire Department will converge on Bradley Beach starting on Thanksgiving Day, and running through the weekend, to deliver hot meals and supplies to nearly 600 people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

"Having the support of the community is so important to firefighters' efforts to do their job," stated Carlos Pagan, President of FMBA Local 2 which represents the rank and file members of the Paterson Fire Department. "While Paterson was thankfully largely unaffected by Sandy, we know all too well how long recovery can take after a disaster and our proud to give back to communities in need."

This effort, spearheaded by former New Jersey resident Nicole Mondejar, will also result in the distribution of over 2000 pounds of supplies residents are in need of as the recovery continues. Information on recovery from a mental health perspective created by the Washington County Mental Health Services in the wake of their own recovery from Hurricane Irene, will also be distributed to victims and volunteers.

"Though I left New Jersey, New Jersey has never left me, and watching those images of the Jersey Shore in the aftermath of Sandy were absolutely heartbreaking," stated Nicole Mondejar. "What started as an effort to bring some relief to those impacted has turned in to so much more than I could have ever expected. I am thankful to my friends and neighbors in my adopted hometown who have given so much to this effort. Though we are many miles away our hope is to brighten the lives of families who are going through this difficult time."

Charles Onorato, President of the Paterson Fire Officers Association added, "This is what New Jersey is all about, fiercely independent, but always willing to come together when our brothers and sisters are in their greatest hour of need. We have heard it from Governor Christie, President Obama, and many of those directly affected, 'we will recover and rebuild'. The men and women of the Paterson Fire Department are proud to be part of that effort."

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Paterson

Lost in Suburbia®

Have Your Slug and Eat it, Too

Experience has taught me that dogs can, and will eat anything that smells interesting, chew on whatever is chewable, and lick wherever they can reach because they are dogs and that is what they ...

Read the Full Story »


Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_524301abc20136dbe1bd_homless_vet_leroy

Sat, April 30, 8:00 AM

Garret Mountain Park, Woodland Park

Ruck 5K run for veterans sponsored by Project Help

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Sat, April 30, 8:00 AM

Garret Mountain Park, Woodland Park

Ruck 5K run for veterans sponsored by Project Help

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Sat, April 30, 8:30 AM

Garret Mountain Park , Woodland Park, NJ.

Ruck Run for homeless vets

Giving Back Health & Wellness