You may notice a difference in Hoboken today. Hundreds of volunteers performed extensive work to help better the city over the weekend. The mission was part of 1Day Hoboken, a day of volunteering hosted by Hoboken Grace Community Church. Volunteers met at Church Square Park, then spread out throughout Hoboken for the next two hours working on projects for various organizations serving our city.
Participants worked with Generosity Feeds to package over 10,000 meals for families struggling with hunger in Hudson County. Other projects included working with HOLA to help clean up and organize their library, collecting food at ACME to be donated to the Hoboken Shelter, the Hoboken High School to clear out wood and clean up the stage, TRUE Mentors to help clean up their office and organize supplies, the Hoboken Shelter to prep, cook and serve meals, Holy Innocents Church to clean, St. Matthew Trinity Lunchtime Ministry to clean the kitchen and organize the storage room and other local projects with the city of Hoboken such as cleaning the parks.
“In six years of serving our community this was the best event yet! It was awesome to see how dedicated and excited this year’s volunteers were to serve as part of 1Day,” says Anthony Reimer, Outreach Director. “Hoboken Grace is constantly looking for opportunities to serve and give back to the community of Hoboken and we were able to do that in a big way today.”
The day then ended with an epic after party at House of ‘Que. Participants had the chance to win several door prizes and enjoy BBQ.