Hoboken community coming together to provide money & meals for Murray family


The Hoboken community is coming together to provide money and meals for the family of 21-year-old Damon Murray who was gunned down Sunday evening.

Photo via mealtrain.com.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Murray family experienced an unspeakable tragedy this week when their oldest son Damon ‘Nunu’ was the victim of a homicide. In an effort to show love to this family, join in supporting Damon’s parents and 3 younger brothers by providing meals for them,” organizer Kara Cohen wrote in the Meal Train page description.

“This way they can focus on caring for each other instead of shopping and cooking. The family is grateful for homemade meals, gift cards or restaurant delivery. Additionally, if you would also like to donate monetarily to Carolyn & Tarrick and her family at this incredibly difficult time, you can do so here. All donations go directly to the family to use as they need, as we join together as a community to ease the financial burden of laying their son to rest.”

As of 5:30 p.m. this evening, the page has raised $19,581, with at least one meal donated through May 14th.

Murray, who standout football and basketball player in high school who walked on for the former at Rutgers University, took a semester off to help his family before tragedy struck this weekend.

Albert Morales, 33, of North Bergen, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said, as HCV first reported.

The motives and/or circumstances related to the shooting remain undisclosed at this time.

The arrest came less than two hours before a balloon rising vigil at 770 Grand St. last night, where electeds and community members alike celebrated Murray’s life.

Additionally, three Hoboken City Council members have called for a local police precinct to return to the Hoboken Housing Authority in the immediate aftermath of the killing, with the administration indicating they would be open to discussing any public safety proposals.

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