The North Bergen Housing Authority is distributing masks to every tenant in a measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable populations.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
â€œI am thankful for the generosity of all of the organizations that have donated masks as well as other items to the NBHA,â€ NBHA Executive Director Gerald Sanzari said in a statement.
â€œThe community along with NBHA staff have risen to this incredible challenge that we are facing as a result of COVID-19. Our number one goal is to keep our residents safe and healthy and these donations will go a long way towards helping us do that.â€
The Nicholas J. Sacco Foundation and Hudson River Apiary Society partnered with the NBHA to purchase the 1,500 masks, including 100 for children.
â€œProtecting our vulnerable senior population during this COVID-19 crisis is tremendously important,â€ added Sacco.
â€œWe appreciate the way that our community has stepped up by donating critical supplies to the NBHA which are currently being distributed to every Housing Authority resident. The township will continue to work closely with NBHA staff to ensure that our seniors are getting everything that they need in order to be safe.â€
Backpacks For Life, another local non-profit organization also donated 500 masks and 1,500 pairs of socks. Additionally, NB Renaissance Partners contributed donations from businesses throughout the community.
If you would like to donate masks or money for additional masks, checks may be made out to the North Bergen Renaissance Corporation and mailed to 6201 Grand Avenue, North Bergen, NJ 07047.
The North Bergen Renaissance Corporation is a registered charitable organization in the State of New Jersey.
All donations are tax-deductible and their Tax ID number is 31-1621632.