amerlegion_color_emblemExciting Night of Food, Drinks and Unique Auction Items Highlight Fundraiser to Support Homeless Vet Housing and Community Center

 The American Legion Post 107 in Hoboken, N.J. will hold a special fundraising event on Thursday, January 11th to help secure funds needed for rebuilding efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and raise capital for a new Community Center and Housing for Homeless Veterans.

The event will be held at the Kolo Klub (1422 Grand Street) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and feature live music, open bar and raffle prizes.  What’s more, a Flat Screen TV, 2018 tickets to New Jersey Devils, New York Giants, New York Jets and New York Yankees games, Military paraphernalia and restaurant certificates are just some of the exciting items that will be up for bid in a silent auction.

Tickets are $85 and can be purchased by visiting http://bit.ly/2BKp7iD. Corporate donations are also being accepted and sponsorship opportunities are available.

All of the proceeds from the ticket sales and auction items will go towards a $1 million capital campaign for the development of a full-scale facility at the American Legion’s existing site at 308 Second Street.  The new facility will provide an enhanced level of operations and vital resources to veterans in the local community.  The initiative to build housing for homeless veterans and support services is the first of its kind in the United States by an American Legion post.

Hoboken’s American Legion Post has received Federal and County funds for the repair and reconstruction of its damaged building into a community center and housing complex for homeless veterans.  The all-volunteer organization is now focusing on generating additional funds to complete its vision for a new and revitalized American Legion Post that fully serves the men and women who have proudly served in armed forces.  Included in this effort are furnishing the new center and homes and the creation and support of critical veteran programs.

Jersey City Merchants “Take Back the Holidays” Event

via By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

Some Jersey City business owners are teaming up for a one-day shopping event called “Take Back the Holidays,” an initiative the owners say is an effort to rekindle any holiday spirit lost after Hurricane Sandy.

“The storm hit us pretty hard, but events like this remind me how strong the Jersey City community is,” Jessica Isaacs, owner of Cocoa Bakery, said in a press release. “I am excited and proud to participate.”

Cocoa Bakery was set to open on Grand Street by Christmas, but the opening was delayed because of damage caused by the Oct. 29 superstorm.

Green will set up a “pop-up shop” at Grove Street Bikes to sell a selection of baked goods. The “Take Back the Holidays” event, located at Grove Street Bikes, will also feature home dŽcor, classic bikes and a book signing.

“We want this to be fun for people of all ages,” says Rodney Morweiser, the bike store’s co-owner.

“Dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has been an emotional time, and I was thrilled when Andi Green agreed to be our featured guest and bring her much loved ‘WorryWoos.’ ”

Green produces “The WorryWoo Monsters,” a series of books and plush dolls. She’ll be on hand to read from and sign “The Very Frustrated Monster,” her newest book.

“Take Back the Holidays” will be held at Grove Street Bicycles, 365 Grove St., on Sunday. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. “The Very Frustrated Monster” readings will be at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.