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Paterson opens food pantry for veterans

They fight overseas and then come home and, hard to believe, end up homeless, or simply hungry.
On Monday, a group of Paterson residents opened a food pantry exclusively for veterans and military families. It started with one good Samaritan delivering food to indigent veterans at home.
“We decided to really go and set up a space, and buy food, and go out and outreach to veterans. We’ll see,” said Irma Gorham, president of the Great Falls Rotary Foundation.
The pantry is a collaboration between the Great Falls Rotary Foundation and the Passaic County Board of Realtors. It’s open the third Saturday of every month.

Food pantry opens in Paterson to serve veterans

The more than 700 square feet room inside the Gordon Canfield Plaza Residence has shelves after shelves of canned food items for Passaic County veterans and military families. Officials opened the Great Falls Rotary Foundation Military Assistance Pantry during a ceremony on Monday morning.


James Williams, a veteran of the Vietnam War, welcomed the new food pantry that has the potential to serve thousands of veterans living in the 16 towns of Passaic County. There are 27,000 veterans, who call Passaic County home, according to congressman Bill Pascrell.


“This is what we need. There are a lot of veterans going through hard times,” said Williams, 68, (pictured). He said veterans have a hard time finding jobs and experience difficulties returning to a normal life after coming back from the battlefield. “We have to help our veterans in their time of need.”


The food pantry is the work of the Great Falls Rotary Foundation and the Passaic County Board of Realtors. The Paterson Housing Authority has donated the space to house the pantry in room 204 of the senior housing building.

Food Pantry for Military Veterans Set to Open in Paterson. Pascrell: It’s the Least We Can Do

PATERSON, NJ- “Service Above Self.”


It’s that noble mission that keeps members of Rotary Clubs all over the globe involved in making important impacts in their local community. And, in Paterson, it’s no different.


On Monday, that motto came to life again when members of then Great Falls Rotary Club and the Passaic County Board of Realtors, flanked by Congressman Bill Pascrell, Mayor Jane Williams-Warren, Councilman Andre Sayegh, and several local veterans, stood together to announce the opening of the Great Falls Rotary Foundation Military Assistance Pantry.

Real Estate Professionals Remain Cautiously Optimistic About Upcoming Year

(WAYNE. N.J.) -- Although inventory was down from previous years, the overall housing affordability remained stable throughout 2017. Despite mixed sales volumes, housing prices were consistently on the rise. While for buyers, higher prices may not be favorable, listing activity is expected to increase as more sellers are growing confident for 2018. Experts believe that with the economy slowly shifting, improved conditions are anticipated for sellers. 

The Passaic County Board of Realtors has chosen The Valerie Fund as their "Charity of Choice" for 2018.

With the opening of a new Valerie Fund Children's Center at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey an additional 1,000 critically ill children and their families from Northern New Jersey have the opportunity to receive the comprehensive healthcare and financial support The Valerie Fund has to offer. Passaic County is a new geographic region for our organization and the home to The Passaic County Board of Realtors whose members have become important fundraising partners in recent years.

Housing Market Remains Stable as Buyers and Sellers Prepare for Upcoming School Year


Wayne, NJ -- While August marks the beginning of the school year for many regions in New Jersey, home prices continue to be on the rise. Although parents of schoolchildren are often hesitant to make a drastic move and uproot households in the first months of school, consumers that don’t have children helped keep the market on an upward slope. With a stable economy, consistent wage growth, and constant mortgage rates, the competition for buyers is expected to remain aggressive for available listings.

Passaic County Board of REALTORS® Names 2017 Realtor of the Year


WAYNE, N.J. (October 3, 2017) —Passaic County Board of REALTORS® is proud to announce Shamiram “Sham” Mazejy as the 2017 Realtor of the Year. Mazejy was recognized for her contributions to the real estate industry, commitment to the Realtor® organization, and involvement in her local communities. 

Passaic County Realtors® Aren’t Just Selling Homes, They’re Building Them

Homeowners in Passaic County might not realize that their local REALTORS® not only sell homes, they also help to support residents in need. Former Passaic County Board of REALTORS® (PCBOR) President, John Walters explains, “REALTORS® are community builders, and many are on the front lines serving in various volunteer capacities within our towns and cities.”

Paterson breaks ground on second major improvement project at Great Falls

The city broke ground on the second major improvement project at the Great Falls National Historical Park on Monday afternoon. Shovels went into the ground at the Overlook Park for a $3.2 million project that includes a connective pathway to Mary Ellen Kramer Park, an earthen and stone seat amphitheater, and a plaza providing a breathtaking view of the sublime water fall.

Realtors® From Wayne Head to Washington in Support of Homeownership

WAYNE, N.J. -- People generally know of Realtors® as the local real estate professionals who put their expertise to work helping clients buy and sell homes.

Realtors Help Renovate Home for Realtors Care Day 2017

WAYNE, N.J. -- Realtors helped revitalize a Paterson home for the annual Realtors Care Day, which was held on April 27, 2017. The event was part of a statewide initiative with the New Jersey REALTORS® Housing Opportunity Foundation and was organized by the Passaic County Board of Realtors.

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