Hoboken American Legion Post 107 wants YOU… to come by the new Veterans’ Community Center this Saturday, May 18 from 6:30-9:30, as they host a gathering to celebrate the progress of this facility and help raise funds to get it finished and fully operational.
After being heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the American Legion got to work on developing a new building that will operate as a flood-resilient community center while also serving as a 6-unit residential housing complex for homeless veterans.
Guests on Saturday will experience a party in the “raw” unfinished space, and be a part of the construction excitement—while getting a first look at the apartments that will serve as housing for homeless service veterans in need.
Hoboken’s always generous hospitality community has pitched in to cater the event, which will feature food from Barbès, Black Bear, The Brass Rail, Choc-O-Pain, Giorgio’s Bakery, Hoboken Catering, Lepore’s Chocolates, The Madison Bar & Grill and more.
Wine & Spirits have been graciously donated by Sparrow Wine & Liquors (Including a specialty cocktail!!!), while Hoboken’s own 902 Brewing will be supplying beer for the event—which is staffed in part by dedicated volunteers from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Live music will be performed by the Jordan Sedwin Trio (ALEO Productions)
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On any given night in America, almost 40,000 veterans are homeless, and another 1.4 million are at risk of having no place of their own to rest their head. Saturday’s event will assist in getting the post up and running, so that the members of Post 107 can provide assistance to their fellow servicemen and women in need.
“We’re about 100K short to finish. We need to finish two major items, cabinets and all the plumbing for all units,” says Post 107 Commander John Carey..
In addition to the party on May 18, Post 107 has put together a punchlist of items that need to be addressed so the the Veterans Community Center can open its doors. Any individuals or even local businesses interested in sponsoring some of these items are asked to contact Commander John Carey at AmericanLegion107NJ@aol.com.
“We have to finish by June 30th or we could possibly lose some funding,” says Carey, “but we’re optimistic that the building will be up and running by July 1st.”
Sponsors for this event and for the Hoboken American Legion Post 107 Veterans Community Center include BCB Bank, Hoboken Lock, Liberty Realty, NY Waterway, Olmstead Properties / Sam Rosenblatt, Rotary Club of Hoboken, Swift-Morris Interiors, Taurasi Group / Nick Petruzelli, and many more.One of the oldest Posts in New Jersey, Post 107 has been an ongoing source of support for veterans and military families in Hoboken, Jersey City and Union City for almost a century. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan group, the Post relies on members, volunteers and the community to carry out its mission.
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In the Trenches: A Hale & Hardy Cocktail Party and Fundraiser
Hoboken American Legion Post 107
308 Second Street
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Saturday, May 18 from 6:30-9:30