The Jersey City Youth Foundation hosted their annual fundraiser at the Biergarten on Liberty Drive, raising over $10,500 forÂ the family of Lolibeth Ortega and Lord Balatbat – who tragically lost their lives in a tornado while camping in Virginia last week.
Hudson County View had a chance to speak with members of the Jersey City Youth Foundation, a Walgreens representative – the organization where Lord was employed for years, Mayor Steven Fulop and Assemblymen Raj Mukherji (D-33).
Afterwards, John Lynch told Hudson County View that the event raised at least $21,000 from the roughly 300 people who came out to support the cause, noting that $5,000 came from the Jersey City Medical Center.
Lynch also said that donations are still coming in as of Wednesday afternoon. Iâ€™m John Heinis with the Hudson County View, the eye of the community. Â