Lunches and dinners can be sponsored by these organizations and, if possible, to donate needed articles of clothing and toiletries. Most needed are new clothing, especially shoes, travel or trial size tooth paste and sunscreen along with feminine hygiene items and Depends. Watches with alarms, new blankets and bath towels are also on the lengthy list.
www.ParamusPost.com found her talk so interesting that a trip to the facilities was mandated. The place was humming like a beehive, parking at a premium and people from The Record were there to take pictures and write a story about the many departments that were there to help the needy visitor. We were interested in the facilities at the Center and to get an idea of the layout.
Housing Authority of Bergen County Commissioner Steven Kopf came in and accompanied Orlando as she efficiently escorted the media around the area. The place offers a 90 bed temporary shelter, but can expand to offer a sit-up shelter for 15 people during the bitter cold months of December to March. While the Center is only a temporary stay over, Julia and staff attempt to place them in permanent rental housing. Here the need develops for items to make it a habitable living quarter.
Access www.co.bergen.nj.us for further information or call the Center at 201 336 6475 to learn how you can help.