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hometown heroes

Hometown Heroes

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#HipNJ had the pleasure to sit with Michael Schwartz, founder of Hometown Heroes, and talk about his Garden State charity.

HipNJ first had the opportunity to work with Hometown Heroes during their Restore the Shore campaign, which raised over three million dollars for the 10,000 people and 2,700 families that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Since then, the charity has only expanded, both in size and in mission.

Hometown Heroes is located on Toms River, and recently opened an office in L.A. Schwartz seeks to open more chapters, saying, “we’re just trying to grow this thing nationally.” The charity works by “partner[ing] heroes in the community with people in need.” The heroes are real people who want to use their skills and talent to make their community and the world a better place.

Hometown Heroes provides relief to those struggling with domestic violence, drug abuse, homelessness, and more. According to Schwartz, “we try to fill those gaps that other charities can’t.” The charity empowers not only the people they help, but also those who volunteer. Or, as Schwartz likes to say, those who “wear a cape and be a hero.”

To help Hometown Heroes fill those gaps, visit usahometownheroes.org to donate and volunteer!

Joe Piscopo

Joe Piscopo for Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Legendary entertainer and #HipNJ native, Joe Piscopo, has a special place in his heart for Trinitas Regional Medical Center of Elizabeth!

Joe knows about the importance this hospital’s Emergency Department has on the Greater Elizabeth community. As Joe said: “Where the inner cities go, so goes the state, so goes the nation, so it’s our responsibility to donate!”

Helping Trinitas expand their Emergency Department will allow them to continue their high standard of care and compassion. You never know when YOU may need their services; not only do they serve the Greater Elizabeth area, but they also provide support to the NJ Turnpike and Newark Airport!

Donate today to the Trintas Health Foundation and have your gift QUADRUPLED! http://www.TrinitasRMC.org/gt

gloria gaynor

Gloria Gaynor for Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Disco queen and #HipNJ native, Gloria Gaynor, has a special place in her heart for Trinitas Regional Medical Center of Elizabeth!

Gloria has utilized the services of Trinitas’ Emergency Department, and throughout her travels around the globe has never seen a team of dedicated health care professionals tend to their patients like she has received from Union County’s #1 hospital!

Helping Trinitas expand their Emergency Department will allow them to continue their high standard of care and compassion. You never know when YOU may need their services; not only do they serve the Greater Elizabeth area, but they also provide support to the NJ Turnpike and Newark Airport!

Donate today to the Trinitas Health Foundation and have your gift QUADRUPLED! http://www.TrinitasRMC.org/gt