VERONA, NJ - VeronaTogether's "CareAVan" toured Verona on Saturday and encouraged residents to show their off "Verona Pride." Escorted by Verona police the Verona charity filmed families on their front lawns, front porches, and driveways showing off their Verona pride. In addition, the Verona-based Newman Cares foundation collected canned goods/foods to fill the shelves at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit Food Pantry as the CareAVan traveled around the township.
The goal was to create a video that shows the strength and resilience of Verona residents, and due to the overwhelming response, the production and editing of that video is taking a little longer than expected, so stay tuned.
"The support of the people of Verona was absolutely overwhelming. We had 100 households register for the event, in which we had a police escort, and as it turned out almost 400 households came out to show their support of the VeronaTogether CareAVan and the Verona First Responders," said VeronaTogether's Shawn Luftglass. "With the help of Newman Cares, we delivered a literal truck-load of food donations to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit."
While the CareAVan event is over, VeronaTogether continues to accept donations which go toward support Verona First Responders. To donate click here.
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