Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Checks will be distributed soon, according to the committee.
The Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund is ready to distribute 493 checks to the applicants who qualified for help, according to Jackie Burton, one of the members of the committee that runs the fund. Individuals as well as businesses will receive money, said Burton. A little more than 500 people applied to the fund, Burton said in an email to Patch. She said she couldn't yet say how much money will be given out, but every applicant will receive the same amount, she said. The fund has raised more than $1 million, with the help of a large donation from the Haven Savings Bank as well as a fancy gala in Hoboken in early February. The exact amounts will be announced by the committee that runs the fund on Wednesday morning, said Burton. More information…
Friday, February 1, 2013
On February 9, Hoboken's Shoprite will reopen.
The wait is almost over. On February 9, the Shoprite at Ninth and Madison in Hoboken is scheduled to re-open, for the first time since Hurricane Sandy. Beside opening back up, the owners of the Hoboken Shoprite — the Inserra family — will make a $25,000 donation to the Rebuild Hoboken Sandy Relief Fund. “My family and I are extremely excited to reopen our doors to serve our Hoboken neighbors once more,” said Larry Inserra, president of Inserra Supermarkets, in a press release. The re-opening of Shoprite, which has been eagerly awaited by neighborhood residents, will also include tastings and appearances from local politicians. The reopening, which will also include an official ribbon cutting, is taking place on Saturday February 9 at 9 a.m…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The gala will be held on February 2. Guests include Dancing with the Stars' Anna Demidova, the Manzo Brothers and more.
Buddy Valastro will be among the guests at Saturday night's gala at the W Hotel. Tickets to the fancy gala — scheduled for Saturday February 2, to raise money for post Sandy recovery — cost $300. Beside Hoboken's most famous baker, reality stars Chris and Albie Manzo are also expected to show up. Other big names who have already committed to being at the gala are Dancing with the Stars dancer Anna Demidova, CBS 2's Katie McGee and Fox News' Juliet Huddy. For more information about the gala, or to learn how to donate, check out the options here or call Erica Seitzman at (914) 262-3759.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A gala will be held on February 2.
Rebuild Hoboken, the city's relief fund, is currently in the process of organizing its biggest event to date. After receiving a $250,000 donation last week from Haven Savings Bank, the committee is now in the midst of preparing a star studded event at the W Hotel on February 2. The Manzo Brothers — Hobokenites Albie and Chris — told The Dish that they will be present at the event, and may show up with more family members. According to Jackie Burton, who is on the Rebuild Hoboken committee, said the organizers are currently "reviewing teams, traffic flow, décor, required staff numbers and starting a list of what celebrities could be approached to attend." Hobokenites can attend the event, tickets will be available at multiple price points. …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Since its inception, the fund has raised more than $600,000.
RebuildHoboken.org — the city's official Sandy relief fund — has received its largest donation to date on Wednesday, from Haven Savings Bank. The bank is donating $250,000 to the fund. In total, Rebuild Hoboken has received more than $600,000 in donations, said the committee's chairman Bernard Kenny. A gala will be held on February 2 at the W Hotel. The proceeds will go to the fund. "It makes me very proud to stand here with all of you," said John Wessling, the president of the Haven Savings Bank. Haven Savings Bank has been in Hoboken since 1938. "We feel for our customers," Wessling said. "We want to help the citizens in this town." Sandy victims in Hoboken can apply for money from the fund until January 20, although that is a …