Pictured collecting relief donations for the Hurricane Maria fund for Puerto Rico, and who also attended the American Red Cross fundraiser event are, (left to right) Dr. Tom Ortiz, medical director for the Center for Latino Health at Clara Maass; Dr. Frank Mazzarella, chief medical officer at Clara Maass; Senator Ruiz; Dr. Clyne; North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos, Jr.; and Councilman-at-Large Luis Quintana.
JERSEY CITY – RWJBarnabas Health has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross New Jersey Region for the Hurricane Maria Relief Fund for Puerto Rico, sponsored by Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz and Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka.
Mary Ellen Clyne, president and chief executive officer of Clara Maass Medical Center, presented the check at the ARC fundraising event in Newark at the Flamboyan Manor on Sunday, Oct. 8 hosted by community leaders.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Albio Sires also attended. Across the RWJBarnabas Health system, monetary and non-perishable goods, toiletries, and medications continue to be collected and sent to areas that are experiencing devastating destruction.