Seven years after suffering extensive damage from Superstorm Sandy, the Hoboken American Legion 107 cut the ribbon today to officially open a new building that will contain a community center and house homeless veterans in six apartment units.
After the event, we spoke to Hoboken Council President Jen Giattino, and based on her remarks, there’s a good chance that the legion will be able to acquire the property from the city to build the additional units.
“I can see no better use for that land to house homeless vets. For anyone serving this country to leave and then have to come back and be homeless is completely unacceptable, and we as a society have to do anything we can to make sure that doesn’t happen,” Giattino said in an interview.
Talking Ed Note: Congratulations and thanks to American Legion Post 107 Commander John Carey and all the Hoboken veterans who worked so hard over so many years bringing this community benefit to American veterans.
Kind thanks also to Mayor Richard Turner of Weehawken for his town’s gracious and kind support.