Helping a Hoboken Soldier
The mayor’s office announced a program in support of our soldiers coinciding with the public inauguration this Saturday. We applaud the effort and the people behind it.
MAYOR ZIMMER CALLS FOR INAUGURAL DONATIONS TO BE GIVEN TO
“ADOPT A HOBOKEN SOLDIER” FOUNDATION
November 19th, 2009: Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced today that at her Inauguration this Saturday, November 21st, in lieu of accepting Inaugural donations, all in attendance are asked to give what they can to “Adopt a Hoboken Soldier,” a foundation that provides necessities and comforts to Hoboken soldiers overseas.
“It’s fabulous for Mayor Zimmer to do this,” Joann Peluso, founder of Adopt a Hoboken Soldier, said. “We are honored and thrilled to be a part of her inauguration.”
Adopt a Hoboken Soldier was founded in 2005 by Joann Peluso in conjunction with Tom Kennedy and the American Legion Post 107. The foundation sends monthly care packages to Hoboken’s soldiers in combat oversees. The care packages contain necessities, such as toiletries and basic healthcare supplies, and comforts, such as homemade cookies, Easter baskets and Christmas stockings.
“With Veteran’s Day fresh in our minds, I think this is a great opportunity to remember the brave young people from our community who are putting their lives at risk for us,” Mayor Zimmer said. “It’s very fitting that at a celebration of democracy we honor those that make our democracy possible.”
Checks should be made out to American Legion Post 107, and include “Adopt a Soldier” in the memo line. If you are unable to attend the inauguration but would still like to donate, checks can be mailed to the American Legion, 308 2nd Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Currently, Adopt a Hoboken Soldier is working on packages for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.