Wednesday, March 20, 2013
There are 493 applicants that will receive a check from the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund.
A total of $974,309.46 is about to be distributed among almost 500 Hobokenites, according to Jackie Burton of the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund. According to Bernard Kenny, chairman of the fund, 493 checks will be mailed next week, each in the amount of $1976.46, to those Hobokenites impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The grant award was determined by the total funds available divided by the number of qualified applicants, Kenny announced on Wednesday. According to Kenny, the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund now will shift its focus to provide financial assistance in the case of future disasters, such as displacements of victims from major fires or floods. To that end, $15,000 will be held as a reserve fund, a small portion of which also will cover …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A lineup of Broadway performers are collaborating for an evening of song and dance at the Monroe Theatrespace on Sunday, January 20 at 7 p.m..
This weekend, theatre buffs don't have to take the PATH train to see some Broadway. Stars who've graced the stage in Manhattan are coming to Hoboken on Sunday evening for a Sandy benefit concert hosted by the Mile Square Theatre. A number of performers, including Anne Brummel from the national tour of Wicked and John Leone from Jersey Boys, are collaborating for an evening of a song and dance. Tickets are $100 a pop. All proceeds from the event will be given to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund, which has already raised over $600,000. The fund is intended to help Hoboken residents, businesses and non-profits that suffered losses during Sandy. The concert will be held on Sunday, January 20 at 7 p.m. at the Monroe Theatrespace, 720 Monroe St…
Residents, business and non-profits in Hoboken have until February 9th to apply.
The Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund has extended its application deadline, according to board members. Hoboken residents, businesses and non-profits now have until Saturday, February 9th to apply. The fund will begin distributing aid sometime after that and applications are already being reviewed. Jackie Burton, a spokeswoman for the fund, told Patch in an e-mail that board members hope the extension will allow even more people to respond. "We want to make certain that there is awareness for the Relief Fund so that people and businesses who suffered losses know that there is a local helping source," she wrote. Earlier this month, a local bank donated $250,000 to the fund, raising the total to more than $600,000. Burton said donations are still…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The fund officially launched on Tuesday morning.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Roughly $250,000 has been donated so far to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund, according to Scott Delea, one of the fund's board members. Delea announced the number at a press conference on Tuesday morning, which was also the official launch of the fund. "We know the need is great, and there is a considerable gap between available funds from FEMA and reimbursement, if any, from insurance," said Chairman Bernard Kenny on Tuesday. "We’d like to close the gap and do all we can to offset the financial burden that so many in our community have experienced." The organization has created an application form for residents, businesses and charities to apply for help. The application process can be done online, or by requesting a paper copy. The …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The fund will help residents and businesses "fill the gap" between insurance and government assistance.
More than $170,000 has been raised for the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund just over a month after Hurricane Sandy. Members of the board of trustees, including Chairman Senator Bernard Kenny and Mayor Dawn Zimmer, say it's just the beginning. Treasurer Toni Tomarazzo, who recently headed up the Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority that negotiated the sale of the city's medical center, said the Hoboken Rotary Club is currently holding the donations in its acount while the fund awaits approval of its 501(c)(3) status. "We hope to be able to effect the transfer within the next few weeks," Tomarazzo said, noting the fund has already been asigned a tax identification number. The seven-member board also includes Vice Chair Larry Enrique, Secretary …