Superstorm Sandy assistance still available
F or those still struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy, help is on the way.
The Hudson County Long Term Recovery Committee (HCLTRC) offers a range of services to Hudson County residents in need of a boost in the storm’s aftermath.
The organization can help residents find out about government-sponsored resources, provide advice on their recovery, help with home repairs, and even provide goods and financial assistance.
HCLTRC is a voluntary association of members representing many nonprofit agencies, faith-based groups and social service organizations. It was established after Sandy to support and coordinate the area’s long term recovery effort and has a special focus on the needs of low-income and disabled residents.
Services are provided on a case-by-case basis and may vary depending on your needs and the resources that are available. Hudson County residents who have been affected by Superstorm Sandy and are in need of additional assistance can dial 211 or 1-800-435-7555 to speak with someone regarding Sandy related assistance.
Walk the walk and hear the talk about the waterfront
T he Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy conducts its next popular “Walk on the Hudson River Walkway” on Sunday, June 29 starting at 9 a.m. The group will meet in Exchange Place Plaza (near the Hyatt Hotel) and will walk north at an easy pace to Hoboken’s Erie Lackawanna Terminal. The walk will take about two hours, right at the river edge. There’s lot to learn about the area and to see (views of Manhattan and the harbor are fabulous). Everyone, including children and your dog, are welcome. A donation of $5 is suggested. More info can be found at hudsonriverwaterfront.org.
St. Lawrence Parish Center ready for special events
T he St. Lawrence Parish Center in Weehawken announced this week that its Main Hall and double rooms are available for rent for special events and occasions. The spaces could potentially host wedding receptions, anniversary parties, birthday parties, baby showers, graduation parties, retirement parties, and group workshops. The Main Hall has a capacity for 200.
The St. Lawrence Parish Center is located at the corner of St. Lawrence Place and 18th Street in Weehawken, just north of the border from Hoboken. Interested parties can contact Michele at the Rectory at 201-863-6464 for rental fees and rental agreement.
Palisades Medical Center’s Casino Night takes place Aug. 21
On Aug. 21, The Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen will be transformed into a Las Vegas-style casino during Palisades Medical Center’s 8th Annual Casino Night. The event will begin with dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Gambling will take place from 7 to 10:30 p.m., followed by the drawing of a Super 50-50 and other raffle prizes.
Casino Night admission is $100 per person and includes a buffet dinner, beer, wine, soda, and casino chips for guests to try their luck at blackjack, poker, craps, roulette and more. Additional casino chips may be purchased throughout the evening, and guests redeem chips at the end of the event for raffle prize tickets.
All Casino Night proceeds will support technology and equipment upgrades in PMC’s Maternity Center to provide high-quality care for mothers and babies.
Casino Night is planned and organized by the Palisades Medical Center’s Auxiliary, a team of dedicated volunteers that works throughout the year to support the Palisades Medical Center Foundation.
For tickets or for more information, contact Denise Whitley at (201) 854-5011 or visit www.palisadesmedicalfoundation.org.