North Bergen Housing Authority donates household items to Ukrainian refugees


The North Bergen Housing Authority, in conjunction with the North Bergen Renaissance, donated dozens of household items to Ukrainian refugees recently.

Photo courtesy of the North Bergen Housing Authority.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The NBHA, under executive director Gerald Sanzari, has built partnerships with local warehouse distributors who periodically donate large quantities of sundry and household items for needy persons.

Last year, these private donors were especially generous, giving NBHA a larger than usual quantity of items. Therefore, considering the current humanitarian aid crisis unfolding in Eastern Europe, Sanzari and his staff decided to donate goods to the relief drive organized by North Bergen and Secaucus.

“I can’t think of a better way to make use of these donated products at this time,” Sanzari said in a statement.

“I am also optimistic that donations of this kind will continue to be made to the NBHA through the relationships I have developed, enabling us to help the needy within our own community and beyond.”

Donated items include five cases of hair dye, 11 cases of laundry detergent, 167 cases of Arm and Hammer toothpaste, 20 cases of aluminum foil, 35 cases of hand and face cream, 10 cases of Elmers glue sticks, and 20 cases of hand sanitizer, just to name a few.

“The Township of North Bergen stands with the brave Ukrainian refugees who have been forced to flee their homes without many essential items,” added Sacco.

“I thank Gerry and the entire staff of our housing authority for adding to the relief drive being sponsored by North Bergen and Secaucus.”

Middle schoolers at the Waterfront Montessori in Jersey City have also recently joined in aiding the Ukrainian relief efforts organized by North Bergen and Secaucus.

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