PATERSON, NJ - Support for those impacted by the fire that destroyed the historic Marcal Paper Mill on Wednesday continue to pour in. While elected officials led by Mayor Andre Sayegh, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, and Paterson Council President Martiza Davila offered any government assistance possible, local non-profits such as Oasis- A Haven for Women and Children, are reported to have reached out to the more than 500 displaced employees and their families to offer aid such as food packages and temporary employment assistance.
On Friday, St. Joseph’s Health announced that they would be donating temporary office space for several dozen Marcal employees at its Garret Mountain location, enabling the company to restore some business functions and support for its employees. Behavioral health counselors from St. Joseph’s Health are also being offered around the clock to provide support and assistance for any Marcal team member impacted by the incident.
“We’re pooling all of our available resources to bring as much help as possible to our colleagues and neighbors at Marcal during this difficult time,” says Kevin J. Slavin, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health. “Passaic County has a proud history and strong bond among its neighboring businesses that have called this region home for so many decades. It’s a part of our mission to step-in and lend support in any way we can.”
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