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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.