A big Puerto Rican THANK YOU to IBEW Local 827! The union held a pig roast at Redd's Restaurant in Carlstadt to benefit NJ4PR and support the hurricane relief effort on the island. The event was a PHENOMENAL success and featured a buffet dinner, cigar roller, DJ, and much more! IBEW remains a crucial NJ4PR partner and we can't thank them enough for their support! We look forward to many more successful events to support the relief effort on our island in the coming months and years!

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Don't miss a special Veterans Day broadcast this Saturday, November 11 on NJTV of "The Borinqueneers" in support of NJ4PR.org! This film is the first historical documentary to chronicle the never-before-told story of the 65th Infantry Regiment, the only all-Hispanic unit in the history of the United States Armed Forces. Narrated by Hector Elizondo, the film explores the fascinating stories of courage, triumph and struggle of the men of the 65th through rare archival materials and compelling interviews with veterans, commanding officers and historians. Please consider making a donation at nj4pr.org - all proceeds will support crucial Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

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Following the devastation Hurricanes Irma and Maria wrought on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in September, Verizon announced an initial pledge of $1 million to help with recovery efforts. Shortly following Hurricane Maria, and learning of the magnitude of the damage left by the storm, Verizon pledged an additional $4 million and a commitment to identify organizations that could provide significant long-term recovery assistance to the islands.

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A big shout out to Middlesex County College for planning this amazing Hurricane/Earthquake Relief Concert to be held at the Middlesex County College Performing Arts Center in Edison on Tuesday, November 14! The concert is being planned and held in cooperation with the amazing folks at the Puerto Rican Action Board and the Puerto Rican Association for Human Developmentwhose CEO, Yvonne Lopez, is an NJ4PR board member. Admission is FREE - donations will go to NJ4PR among other worthy organizations supplying much-needed relief! Seating is limited so please RSVP promptly - CLICK HERE!

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