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Support for Union Beach
Thanks to the support of the Mayor & Council, the Chief Executive Council for Madison, and our local community, Madison has been able to help Union Beach as follows:
DONATIONS (over $200,000 and growing)
$32,000 donation of cash and building materials (anonymous donor #1)
$22,000+ raised at Bob Rocco's fundraising dance and concert at SVMS
$15,000 building materials from Investors Bank
$15,000 Quest Diagnostics Foundation to the Campership Program
$20,000 donation of cash and building materials from the Jewish Federation of Metrowest
$4,000 donation of furniture from Judge Gary Troxell to the UB Construction Office.
$15,000 Thenen Foundation for Campership Program.
$15,000 Thenen Foundation for restocking UB Ambulances
$1,000 (anonymous donor #2)
$1,000 (anonymous donor #3)
$5,000 (anonymous donor #4)
$250 Madison Chamber of Commerce
$100 Gift Cards from friends of Carmela Vitale
$750 Paper Goods from Thomas Haralampoudis
$311 from Sam Cerciello Comedy Night
$1,000+ in food donated to Project Paul virtual food drive
$1,600 from Madison Junior School
$1,650 from Poor Herbies
$35,000 total value....one police car, repainted and outfitted from the Borough of Madison and one police car from Township of Wanaque that was repainted and outfitted by the Borough of Madison.
IN KIND DONATIONS AND OTHER DONATIONS
- Borough electrical inspector Bob Smith, Fire/Electrical Inspector FD Chief Lou DeRosa, Construction Official Russ Brown continue to donate multiple days helping residents get their homes powered up and inspected.
- Computer and Printer donation from Boro to Union Beach Construction Office.
- Two truck loads of gifts from the Madison PBA Holiday Toy Drive.
- 4 large truck loads of furniture including living room sets, tables, chairs, sofas, beds and head boards were donated by the Jewish Federation.
- Several hundred dollars of gifts cards, stuffed animals, and Christmas gifts were donated by the Jewish Federation.
- Over a dozen Rotarians helped clean up an area beach on December 15.
- A group of 8 scouts/parents from BS Troop 25 helped set up the UB Christmas Shop on December 15.
- Over 60 Madison Junior School Students, staff, Mayor Conley and Councilman Landrigan visited UB on December 18 to help with beach clean up and helped unload over $15,000 in supplies donated by Investors Bank.
- With the help of Madison residents, the Jewish Federation of Metrowest has joined in the effort and had 1) a staff work day on December 19 with 15 volunteers, 2) 60 volunteers worked on December 23 and 3) 30+ volunteers worked on December 30.
- Nearly 30 Drew University Employees visited Union Beach for a day of service on January 17 (Madison Eagle)
YMCA CAMPERSHIP PROGRAM
In partnership with the Madison YMCA and three local camps, Union Beach children are being given a free 1 or 2 week session of camp this summer. Quest Diagnostics has committed a $15,000 corporate gift to support the program. Quest Diagnostics' QuestCares Madison volunteer force has raised $700 to support Union Beach families and is coordinating with Junior Achievement to spend a summer day educating and empowering the Union Beach children campers.
- Mayor Conley and Councilman Landrigan hosted a Community Meeting on December 6th to inform residents of the issue.
- Drew University hosted a free concerts and fundraiser on December 7th.
- MJS Movie Night Fundraiser (raised $1,600)
- Poor Herbies Fundraiser (raised $1,650)
- Bob Rocco and Madison residents organize a concert and dance for Union Beach on January 26 (raised $22,000+). Alternative Press Article
- With encouragement from an anonymous Madison resident, Cantor Fitzgerald announces donation of $1,000 gift cards to the 481 families that have children at the Union Beach Memorial School. ($481,000).
- Sal Minardi Cut-a-thon fundraiser set for February 20 (Madison Eagle)
- A town wide garage sale fundraiser is currently being organized for April 20th. 8 area schools including Seaton Hall Prep as well as Grace Episcopal Church will be supporting the project.
- Borough officials and volunteers are currently fundraising to be able to send 40 Union Beach children to a YMCA summer camp for a week this summer.
- After receiving call for help from Madison officials, Visiting Nurse Association holds health screening event at UB on January 18, serving over 300 families.
Following is a short list of press generated, which has helped generate support for our friends at Union Beach.
NJ Jewish News, December 19, Far from the shore, but eager to help out
NJ.com December 19: Knitting Fundraiser set for Jan 3
News 12, Dec 18: Investors Bank and MJS Students visited UB on December 18
Jewish Federation December 18: Blog
Madison Eagle December 14: Union Beach initiative
Rosenet TV December 7: Community Meeting on December 6th
Madison Patch: Madison officials tour Union Beach December 4