1,400 old face masks were sitting in a Wall Twp basement. They’re now fighting coronavirus.

Volunteers at one of New Jersey’s most historic museums on Thursday donated more than 1,400 N-95 face masks to a local hospital and other emergency workers to help them fight the spread of coronavirus.

“They were in the back of one of our warehouses, literally gathering dust,” said Mike Ruane, chief executive officer of InfoAge Science and History Center in Monmouth County.

The masks, which had originally been ordered eight years ago for people responding to Hurricane Sandy, were uncovered days ago inside at the museum on Marconi Road in Wall Township.The museum is the site of the former U.S. Ar… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 1,400 old face masks were sitting in a Wall Twp basement. They’re now fighting coronavirus.

First Lady Mary Pat Christie Awards NJ Heroes Grants

OB82-CopyNew Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced today that 18 organizations designated as New Jersey Heroes have been awarded a total of $120,000 in grants to enhance their missions with new programs and services.

A non-partisan, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded by Mrs. Christie in 2010, NJ Heroes’ mission is to recognize, celebrate, and promote the Heroes of New Jersey who inspire fellow New Jerseyans to give back to their community.  Since its inception, the organization has awarded approximately $320,000 in grants to 24 New Jersey non-profits.

“I am proud our New Jersey Heroes Foundation was able to expand its grant program for 2015 to help these remarkable organizations continue to do good work in their respective communities throughout the Garden State,” said Mrs. Christie. “Our New Jersey Heroes recipients represent such a broad coalition of causes that touch many people in so many ways. With these grants, we’re providing these groups with an opportunity to make an even greater difference by giving them the ability to improve and expand their programs to further reach community members in need.”

Of the 18 groups honored today, 3 are from Monmouth County:

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Posted: April 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »