By Suzanne Ordas Curry
Several of New Jersey's most notable entertainers and personalities have banded together from the inside of their homes to come out in support of the new initiative, the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. Visit: https://njprf.org/.
Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Colbert, Whoopi Goldberg Danny DeVito, Carli Lloyd, Charlie Puth,Jon BonJovi and Jon Stewart have already come out to support this fundraising and grant-giving program.
The program is hosted by the Comunity Foundation of NJ. It is lead by Board members First Lady Tammy Murphy and NJ Resident John Weinreich .
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NJ currently has the second highest amount of COVID-19 victims in the country. Only essential workers and busineses are open. Like other hard-hit areas, the medical, economic and social aspects of this pandemic are coming to light and many New Jerseyans are entering into, or already are, very difficult times.
According to the website, the purpose of this foundation is to "address the many issues that are emerging across New Jersey due to the pandemic, as there is a clear need for a coordinated effort to fill in the many gaps we are identifying and help raise and direct funds to existing providers of boots on the ground services."
It will do this by raising money and providing "grants to existing organizations with a demonstrated track record of caring for vulnerable communities. " The website states that one hundred percent of every dollar received online by NJPRF will go to organizations that provide essential services to those in need and to assist those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,"
"We need to start the healing."
- Bruce Springsteen
|The iconic Asbury Park Covention Hall in NJ|
Also, NJPRF has no affiliation with any government entity. NJPRF is a non-profit organization hosted by the Community Foundation of New Jersey. First Lady Tammy Murphy is one of the leaders but is a non-voting member of the Board.
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