(photos by Jerry Lore)
After a successful event last month with over 250 in attendance to check out the brand new facility, Hoboken American Legion Post 107 will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open on Monday, July 8 at 11:30 a.m.
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. Post 107 is offering supportive services to the homeless veterans through the Hoboken Shelter. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and urban Development, over 40,000 veterans are homeless on any given night, with over 8,500 homeless veterans in New Jersey alone.
The recent fundraising event on May 18 helped get the Post closer to their goals. Hoboken’s always generous hospitality community pitched in to cater the event, which featured 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 were graciously donated by Sparrow Wine & Liquors (Including a specialty cocktail!!!), while Hoboken’s own 902 Brewing supplied beer for the event—which was staffed in part by dedicated volunteers from Stevens Institute of Technology. Live music was be performed by the Jordan Sedwin Trio (ALEO Productions)
Among those scheduled to attend the ribbon cutting on Monday include Senator Robert Menendez, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, former Mayor Dawn Zimmer, County Executive Tom DeGise, other elected officials, and proud members of Hoboken American Legion Post 107.
Monday, July 8 at 11:30 am | 308 Second Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030