Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark (HFHGN) today announced it is partnering with “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” (NJ4PR) in a statewide effort to help the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. “Millions of American citizens in Puerto Rico are facing a crisis,” said Jeffrey J. Farrell, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark, which serves Essex, Hudson and Union counties. “Our ties to the Puerto Rican community in our service area run deep, all the way back to the founding of our affiliate in 1986.”

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A reminder from Hudson County Freeholder and NJ4PR Board Member E. Junior Maldonado about this amazing benefit concert on October 15, 2017 at Lowe's Jersey Theater, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City! You won't want to miss Salsa superstars Frankie Negron, Frankie Morales and Los Hermanos Moreno along with a lineup of local bands playing island music from 4 pm to 9pm. A minimum $25 donation is suggested and all proceeds will benefit NJ4PR!

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Nearly $200,000 was raised for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico through a joint effort led by Newark's four Puerto Rican elected officials. During a nearly day-long fundraiser at the Flamboyan in Newark's North Ward, a stream of elected officials, individuals as well as representatives from corporations, schools, and non-profits turned over checks made out to the American Red Cross's relief effort in Puerto Rico.

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