Over the last month, Division 3 has donated $500 each to three Catholic charities in the local area for a total of $1,500 to help individuals impacted by the pandemic.
Albertus Magnus High School “Falcon Fund” – This is a fund that was set up to help families in the school who were adversely affected, whether it be health or economics, by the COVID pandemic. We presented the gift to division member Chris Power, Principal of Albertus Magnus.
Saint Aedan’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry – St. Aedan’s has been running their food pantry for many years with a regular list of clients, but since the outbreak of coronavirus and the economic downturn that followed, need has dramatically increased. Fortunately, charitable giving is also up, according to Deacon Jim Maher, who met with Phil Lane and I to accept our donation.
Saint Joseph’s – Our donation is going to help student Ryan Orlando, whose mother died as a nurse in Valley Hospital fighting Covid-19. The money will go to the continuation of his education at St. Joe’s. With the loss of his mother, he is now living with his grandmother. See the following story on northjersey.com: https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/coronavirus/2020/04/23/nj-coronavirus-valley-hospital-nurse-hero-her-sons-and-patients/2998154001/