Union County – Forked River Gazette http://www.forkedrivergazette.com Forked River Gazette Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:51:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cropped-Forked-River-Gazette-Logo-32x32.png Union County – Forked River Gazette http://www.forkedrivergazette.com 32 32 It’s Personal! Goldenseal to Perform at VisionWalk http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/personal-goldenseal-perform-visionwalk/ Sat, 16 Apr 2016 23:34:59 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=24333 Goldenseal, a popular Jersey Shore band, will be the featured entertainment at the 3rd Annual New Jersey VisionWalk to fight blindness at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, N.J., on May 7. Hundreds of people touched by vision loss and their supporters are expected at the event, hosted by the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The goal is … Continue reading It’s Personal! Goldenseal to Perform at VisionWalk

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Goldenseal, a popular Jersey Shore band, will be the featured entertainment at the 3rd Annual New Jersey VisionWalk to fight blindness at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, N.J., on May 7. Hundreds of people touched by vision loss and their supporters are expected at the event, hosted by the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The goal is to raise $40,000 to support gene therapy, stem cell and pharmaceutical-based research that could save and restore sight.

Blinding retinal degenerative diseases affect more than 10 million Americans. The Foundation funds studies for preventions, treatments and cures which affect all races and ethnicities, young and old.

But for Goldenseal, which plans to perform about 50 concerts this year, VisionWalk is personal. Nicholas Martucci, 23, is related to a Goldenseal band member and suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, or RP. It’s an inherited disease caused by a group of genetic disorders that affect the retina’s ability to respond to light. It causes a slow loss of vision and eventually blindness. He was diagnosed at age 8. There is no cure.

“Goldenseal was asked to play by the father of Nick Martucci, our Number One fan,” explained Joseph G. Hughes, West Long Branch, the band’s founder and lead singer who plays rhythm guitar. Hughes, who is also a partner in the Red Bank law firm Zager Fuchs P.C., said five to 10 percent of Goldenseal’s shows each year are charity affairs.

“The guys in my band are really great,” Hughes said. “They all agreed to do shows like this and we see Nick at almost all of our shows. Events like these are good things to do in this world.”

Core band members include Jesse Kessler of Edison on bass, John Bongiovanni of Wallington on lead guitar, and Pat Martucci of Union on drums, whose cousin is Tom Martucci, Nick’s father.

Tom Martucci and his wife Anne Marie, Freehold, are this year’s co-chairmen for the walk in Oak Ridge Park. Their other children, Daniel and Alexa, also are involved.

People are invited to form teams or walk independently at the free, family-friendly event, which includes activities for children, a bounce house, refreshments, and Goldenseal. Since the VisionWalk began in 2006, tens of thousands have participated across the country to raise more than $39 million.

Goldenseal made its debut at VisionWalk last year. “It was a great event and so many people come out to support not just Nick but all the folks,” Hughes said. “It’s a feel-good event while having fun.

The radio station Magic 98.3 FM plans to broadcast live from the VisionWalk event and has promoted the event with public service announcements, Hughes said.

“Nick comes to more of our shows than anyone,” Hughes continued. “He’s losing his sight but his hearing is one of the senses he uses the most now. We really enjoy having him there.”

Tom Martucci drives his son to the concerts. He noted that besides RP, his son Nick has some learning disabilities. Making and keeping friends is difficult, he said. Hearing the band gets Nick out to socialize. “Even before Nick was the legal drinking age, we’d be at bars or wherever the band was playing,” Tom Martucci said, adding his son — whom he describes as a man of few words — did ask for a beer once he turned 21.

“If we’re not busy, we’re at a show. It’s become kind of a joke, and Joe always points Nick out as their best fan who’s been to 1,200 shows.”

On May 7, registration for VisionWalk starts at 9:00 a.m. and Goldenseal is scheduled to begin playing when the walk starts at 10:00 a.m. For more information or to register, call Elizabeth Roithmayr at 212-244-1470.

To participate, donate or support VisionWalk, visit www.FightBlindness.org/NewJerseyVisionWalk.

About Goldenseal:

Goldenseal (named after a native woodland plant with a bright yellow root used in herbal medicine and believed to boost immunity), is known for its original positive and uplifting music and has released three albums. The band’s repertoire includes Americana-based original patriotic rock tunes, including “Streets of America”; “This Is My Home” and “Rock This Place.” Hughes’ music has led to record label interest and a “Top Male Performer” nomination at the 2013 JAM (Jersey Acoustic Music).

 

Goldenseal has appeared with national acts, including Rick Springfield, Better than Ezra, Bobby Bandiera, Southside Johnny and Chris Barron of The Spin Doctors. Their style of music has been described as cutting edge pop/rock and roll.

 

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New Census Bureau Population Estimates Pinpoint Fastest-Growing Counties in New Jersey http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/new-census-bureau-population-estimates-pinpoint-fastest-growing-counties-new-jersey-3/ Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:23:43 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=23822 The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on where the heaviest population growth in New Jersey was concentrated last year. The fastest-growing county in New Jersey between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, was Hudson County, whose population rose 0.8 percent over the period. Hudson County was followed by Bergen County  (0.6 percent), and Union … Continue reading New Census Bureau Population Estimates Pinpoint Fastest-Growing Counties in New Jersey

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The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on where the heaviest population growth in New Jersey was concentrated last year.

The fastest-growing county in New Jersey between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, was Hudson County, whose population rose 0.8 percent over the period. Hudson County was followed by Bergen County  (0.6 percent), and Union County (0.5 percent).

With respect to numerical growth, Bergen County added 5,670  people over the period, more than any other county in the state. It was followed by Hudson County, which grew by 5,334 people, and Middlesex County, which grew by 3,561 people.

Bergen County is the most populous county in New Jersey, with 938,506 residents, followed by Middlesex County and Essex County.

This information is based on annual population estimates for each of the nation’s counties, county equivalents, metropolitan statistical areas, and micropolitan statistical areas since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2015. Internet tables are available showing rankings and components of population change (births, deaths, migration).

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President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/president-declares-disaster-state-new-jersey/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 22:42:20 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=23584 The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-24, 2016. The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, … Continue reading President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-24, 2016.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, tribal, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and snowstorm in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.

Federal funding is available to the state, tribal, and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48 hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.

Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the State of New Jersey.

Seamus K. Leary has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Leary said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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SBA to Close Some Recovery Centers in New Jersey; Last Chance for One-On-One Assistance http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/sba-to-close-some-recovery-centers-in-new-jersey-last-chance-for-one-on-one-assistance/ Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:24:31 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=22728 The U. S. Small Business Administration announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Recovery Centers located in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties will cease operations on Feb.  11.  The Centers located in Atlantic, Monmouth and Ocean counties will remain open until further notice.  However, in observance of Presidents’ Day, the … Continue reading SBA to Close Some Recovery Centers in New Jersey; Last Chance for One-On-One Assistance

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The U. S. Small Business Administration announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Recovery Centers located in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties will cease operations on Feb.  11.  The Centers located in Atlantic, Monmouth and Ocean counties will remain open until further notice.  However, in observance of Presidents’ Day, the Centers located in Atlantic and Ocean counties will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 15; the Monmouth County Center will be closed on Feb. 15 for the holiday. 

SBA’s Customer Service Representatives are available at the Centers to answer questions from businesses and residents affected by Superstorm Sandy about the disaster loan program and help survivors complete their applications.

The Center locations and hours of operation are as indicated below:

 
Atlantic County Bergen County
City of Atlantic City Bergen Co. Office of Emergency Management
1301 Bacharach Blvd, Room 129 285 Campgaw Road
Atlantic City, NJ  08401 Mahwah, NJ  07430
Hours:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday Hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
Closed on Friday, Feb. 12 & Monday, Feb. 15 Closing Thursday, Feb. 11
   
Essex County Hudson County
Essex County Hall of Records Hudson County Plaza Building
Business Resource Center, Room 447 257 Cornelison Avenue, Room 2106
465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Jersey City, NJ  07302
Newark, NJ  07102 Hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
Hours:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday Closing Thursday, Feb. 11
Closing Thursday, Feb. 11  
   
Monmouth County Ocean County
Monmouth Co. Emergency Operations Center

300 Halls Mill Road

Miller Air Park, Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management
Freehold, NJ  07728 101 Airport Road
Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday Bayville, NJ  08721
Closed on Monday, Feb. 15 (Presidents Day) Hours:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
  Closed on Friday, Feb. 12 & Monday, Feb. 15
Union County  
Union County Administration Building  
2nd Floor, Department of Human Services Suite  
10 Elizabethtown Plaza  
Elizabeth, NJ  07207  
Hours:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday  
Closing Thursday, Feb. 11  

Anyone unable to visit a Center may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Businesses and individuals may also obtain disaster loan information and application forms by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.  Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster.  Completed applications can be returned to a center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road,
Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 1, 2016.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is Dec. 1, 2016.

 

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Uber & NJ NAACP to Recruit 3,000 New Drivers from Low Income NJ Communities http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/uber-nj-naacp-to-recruit-3000-new-drivers-from-low-income-nj-communities/ Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:52:09 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=21940 Uber New Jersey announced a new partnership with the New Jersey NAACP to recruit 3,000 new drivers from low income communities throughout New Jersey by the end of June 2016. Working with local government officials and community organizations, Uber will host a series of driver education events to inform residents about partnering with Uber and … Continue reading Uber & NJ NAACP to Recruit 3,000 New Drivers from Low Income NJ Communities

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Uber New Jersey announced a new partnership with the New Jersey NAACP to recruit 3,000 new drivers from low income communities throughout New Jersey by the end of June 2016. Working with local government officials and community organizations, Uber will host a series of driver education events to inform residents about partnering with Uber and connecting with flexible economic opportunities.
“Creating jobs in low income communities through shared economic platforms and strong partnerships like this is critical to providing support to New Jersey families who need it most while strengthening our region’s economy,” said Senator Cory Booker. “Fostering the creation of new wage-earning opportunities in some of New Jersey’s most underserved communities opens doors that will help preserve the corps of our neighborhoods and build an economy that works for everyone.”

“Our organization shares a similar commitment to breaking boundaries that level the playing field, providing access to essential services,” said NJSC NAACP President Richard Smith. “Economic opportunity stands as a remedy for reducing crime, empowering individuals and improving communities. We stand in support of this commitment to create thousands of local earning opportunities in the parts of New Jersey that need them most.”

“With families struggling across New Jersey, this partnership creating 3,000 new earning opportunities in communities that need them is exactly the type of economic development we need,” said Scot X. Esdaile, NAACP national board member.

“I commend Uber and the NAACP for working together to raise up New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities,” said Cumberland County Freeholder Douglas Long. “Expanding economic opportunity and giving people more work options should be a top priority for everyone in our state.”

Since launching in November 2013, Uber has connected local residents with more than 9.5 million trips across the Garden State. Currently, Uber has a network of over 13,000 driver partners who live in New Jersey. This announcement marks a pledge to bring on 3,000 more driver partners from low income communities.

“Today is a celebration of the many lives Uber has already impacted and the thousands more it stands to change in our community. The flexibility of Uber has allowed me to pursue other aspects of my life from father, to husband and community leader,” said Newark Driver Partner, Rakim Singleton. “I am proud to join Uber and local officials to bring the same earning opportunities to others, that have so greatly affected my own life.”
“Much of the work we do at Uber is about improving the cities we serve through safe, accessible transportation and flexible work opportunities,” said, Uber Community Affairs Lead Malcom Glenn. “Creating thousands of earning opportunities in local communities is essential to building a better New Jersey for everyone, especially those in low income areas. We are excited to cement our commitment to bring thousands of new driver-partners on the Uber platform and offer residents another way to meet their personal and financial needs.”
The partnership will focus on the following counties, whose median income falls below New Jersey’s median income: Camden County, Cumberland County, Salem County, Cape May County, Atlantic County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Union County, Hudson County, Essex County, Warren County.

 

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Red Cross Issues URGENT Call for Most Needed Blood Types http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/red-cross-issues-urgent-call-for-most-needed-blood-types/ Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:59:41 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=18856 The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood … Continue reading Red Cross Issues URGENT Call for Most Needed Blood Types

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The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Overall, blood donations in the Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region have been approximately 2,085 fewer per month in June and July this year than the previous 10 months of the year. When demand for the most needed types begins to outpace donations, the Red Cross alerts donors to help restock the shelves.

Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to patients with any blood type. Types B negative and A negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients. Eligible donors are encouraged to donate double red cells – a process where two units of red cells are collected while most of the plasma and platelets are returned to the donor – where available.

“Summer blood shortages are not uncommon, but they can be prevented when generous volunteers roll up their sleeves to help save lives,” said Nick Gehrig, senior communications director, Red Cross Blood Services. “Many donors have already given this summer. We’re now asking donors who haven’t donated, and those who are eligible again, to make an appointment to give now to help ensure blood products are available for patients.”

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Platelets and type AB plasma also needed

Platelet donors and those with type AB blood are also continually needed to help ensure patients receive the lifesaving blood products they need. Platelets – a key clotting component of blood often needed by cancer patients, surgical patients and bone narrow recipients – must be transfused within five days of donation, so donations are constantly needed. Donors with type AB blood are urged to give blood or platelets to restock the plasma supply. Type AB donors have the universal plasma type, which can be given to patients of all blood types.

Individuals who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again and help patients like an expectant mother at a Red Cross-supported hospital who is currently receiving nearly 100 units of blood products a week until she delivers. Her need alone could add up to 1,100 units.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities

Hunderton:

Flemington
8/10/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., YMCA Hunterdon, 144 West Woodschurch Road

Mercer:

Lawrenceville
8/13/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fortis Institute, 2572 Brunswick Pike

Princeton
8/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 506 Carnegie Center, 506 Carnegie Center Drive
8/14/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Atrium Post Acute Care of Princeton, 5000 Windrow Drive

Middlesex:

East Brunswick
8/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., VFW Post 133, 485 Cranbury Road
8/10/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Boston Properties, One Tower Center Boulevard
8/12/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wilkin & Guttenplan, PC, 1200 Tices Lane

New Brunswick
8/6/2015: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Rutgers University Student Center, 126 College Avenue

Parlin
8/15/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Aquatics & Fitness Center, 333 Cheesequake Road

Monmouth:

Freehold
8/4/2015: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Adelphia Fire House No. 2, 993 State Route 33

Middletown
8/15/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road

Neptune
8/8/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Word of Faith Church of God, 108 Fortunato Place

Red Bank
8/11/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Chapin Hill, 100 Chapin Avenue
8/11/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Lunch Break, 121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard

Ocean:

Manahawkin
8/11/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Parish Center, 100 Bishop Lane
8/15/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Vitamin Shoppe, 237 Stafford Park Boulevard

Toms River
8/5/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East
8/12/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street
8/14/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ramada Inn, 2737 Route 9

Whiting
8/5/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Pines at Whiting, 509 Route 530

Somerset:

Basking Ridge
8/6/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pulte Group/ Pulte Homes of NJ, 222 Mount Airy Road

Hillsborough
8/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hillsborough Fire Department 2, 375 Route 206

Somerset
8/16/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Turkish Cultural Center, 300 Franklin Square Drive

Union:

Summit
8/17/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue

How to donate blood

The free Blood Donor App – available in app stores by searching for American Red Cross or by texting BLOODAPP to 90999 – not only makes appointment scheduling easy, but donors can also access their digital donor card and be notified when their donation is distributed to a hospital. Donors can also visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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Every Two Seconds Someone Needs Blood: Red Cross Urges Blood Donations http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/every-two-seconds-someone-needs-blood-red-cross-urges-blood-donations/ Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:40:16 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=18668 The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Despite travel and other activities that … Continue reading Every Two Seconds Someone Needs Blood: Red Cross Urges Blood Donations

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The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Despite travel and other activities that may cause some donors to be less available to give, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

With more summer days ahead, every blood donation is important in helping ensure blood is available for patients in need, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those who need it. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center:

Central New Jersey Donor Center

707 Alexander Rd., Suite 701, Princeton Township
Mondays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (platelet pheresis)

Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (whole blood)

Hunterdon

Flemington

8/10/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., YMCA Hunterdon, 144 West Woodschurch Road

Ringoes

8/3/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Living Waters Lutheran Church, 11 Old York Road

Mercer

Lawrenceville

8/13/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fortis Institute, 2572 Brunswick Pike

Princeton

8/1/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, 237 N. Harrison Street

8/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 506 Carnegie Center, 506 Carnegie Center Drive

8/14/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Atrium Post Acute Care of Princeton, 5000 Windrow Drive

Middlesex

East Brunswick

8/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., VFW Post 133, 485 Cranbury Road

8/10/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Boston Properties, One Tower Center Boulevard

8/12/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wilkin & Guttenplan, PC, 1200 Tices Lane

New Brunswick

8/6/2015: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Rutgers University Student Center, 126 College Avenue

Parlin

8/15/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Aquatics & Fitness Center, 333 Cheesequake Road

Monmouth

Freehold

8/4/2015: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Adelphia Fire House No. 2, 993 State Route 33

Middletown

8/15/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road

Neptune

8/8/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Word of Faith Church of God, 108 Fortunato Place

Oakhurst

8/1/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Raymour and Flanigan, 1606 Highway 35

Red Bank

8/11/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Chapin Hill, 100 Chapin Avenue

8/11/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Lunch Break, 121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard

Ocean

Manahawkin

8/11/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Parish Center, 100 Bishop Lane

8/15/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Vitamin Shoppe, 237 Stafford Park Boulevard

Toms River

8/1/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1500 Hooper Avenue

8/5/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

8/12/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street

8/14/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ramada Inn, 2737 Route 9

Whiting

8/5/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Pines at Whiting, 509 Route 530

Somerset

Basking Ridge

8/2/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St. James Roman Catholic Church, 184 S. Finley Avenue

8/6/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pulte Group/ Pulte Homes of NJ, 222 Mount Airy Road

Hillsborough

8/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hillsborough Fire Department 2, 375 Route 206

Union

Roselle Park

8/1/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption, 113 Chiego Place

Summit

8/17/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue

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How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations to Offset Seasonal Decline http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/red-cross-seeks-blood-donations-to-offset-seasonal-decline/ Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:54:47 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=18266 The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood.   During June, July and August, there are about two fewer donors than needed at each Red Cross blood drive. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations during … Continue reading Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations to Offset Seasonal Decline

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The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood.

 

During June, July and August, there are about two fewer donors than needed at each Red Cross blood drive. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations during the summer. Many schools that host blood drives are out of session, and vacation schedules can make regular donors less available – both contributing to the seasonal decline.

 

Donors of all blood types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer. Type AB donors have the universal plasma type, which can be given to patients of all blood types. Plasma helps maintain blood pressure and supplies critical proteins for clotting immunity. It is often needed for burn, trauma and cancer patients.

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To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

 

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center:

 

Central New Jersey Donor Center

707 Alexander Rd., Suite 701, Princeton Township
Mondays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (platelet pheresis)

Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (whole blood)

NJ

Hunterdon

Flemington

8/10/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., YMCA Hunterdon, 144 West Woodschurch Road

Ringoes

8/3/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Living Waters Lutheran Church, 11 Old York Road

Mercer

East Windsor

7/18/2015: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Weichert Realtors, 417 Route 130

Hamilton

7/29/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Road

Hamilton Square

7/21/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Nottingham Fire Company, 200 Mercer Street

Lawrenceville

8/13/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fortis Institute, 2572 Brunswick Pike

Pennington

7/31/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell, One Capital Way

7/31/2015: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell, One Capital Way

Princeton

8/1/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, 237 N. Harrison Street

8/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Boston Properties, 101 Carnegie Center Drive

8/14/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Pavilions at Forrestal, 5000 Windrow Drive

Princeton Junction

7/16/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Princeton Junction Firehouse, 245 Clarksville Road

Titusville

7/16/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Johnson & Johnson Titusville Campus, 1125 Trenton-Harbourton Road

Trenton

7/23/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saint Bartholomew Lutheran Church, 1746 S. Clinton Avenue

Middlesex

Cranbury

7/19/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Jeevar Ashram/Jet USA, 222 Dey Road

East Brunswick

7/18/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Brunswick Hills Obstetrics & Gynecology, 620 Cranbury Road

7/18/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Certifications for Life, 4 Cornwall Drive

8/10/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Boston Properties, One Tower Center Boulevard

8/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., VFW Post 133, 485 Cranbury Road

Edison

7/26/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Raritan Center Parkway

New Brunswick

7/25/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, 39 Morris Street

8/6/2015: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Rutgers University Student Center, 126 College Avenue

Parlin

8/15/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Aquatics & Fitness Center, 333 Cheesequake Road

Monmouth

Freehold

8/4/2015: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Adelphia Fire House No. 2, 993 State Route 33

Neptune

8/8/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Word of Faith Church of God, 108 Fortunato Place

Oakhurst

8/1/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Raymour and Flanigan, 1606 Highway 35

Red Bank

8/11/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Chapin Hill, 100 Chapin Avenue

8/11/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Lunch Break, 121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard

Somerset

Basking Ridge

8/2/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St. James Roman Catholic Church, 184 S. Finley Avenue

8/6/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pulte Group/ Pulte Homes of NJ, 222 Mount Airy Road

Hillsborough

8/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hillsborough Fire Department 2, 375 Route 206

Raritan

7/16/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-Raritan Campus-Janssen, 1000 Route 202 South, OMP Building

Skillman

7/16/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Johnson & Johnson South, 199 Grandview Road

7/21/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Johnson & Johnson Orchard, 23 Orchard Road, Town Hall

Union

Rahway

8/14/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ebenezer Africian Methodist Episcopal Church, 253 Central Avenue

Roselle Park

8/1/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption, 113 Chiego Place

Summit

7/20/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer.

 

Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors to be less available to give during the summer. However, hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive lifesaving transfusions – the need for blood does not get a vacation.

 

To encourage more people to donate around Independence Day, all those who come out to donate blood July 2-6, 2015, will receive a Red Cross embroidered hat, while supplies last.

 

Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

 

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center:

Central New Jersey Donor Center

707 Alexander Rd., Suite 701, Princeton Township
Mondays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (platelet pheresis)

Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (whole blood)

NJ

Mercer

East Windsor

7/6/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dunkin Donuts, 395 Route 130 North

Hamilton

7/3/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Chick-Fil-A Hamilton Marketplace, 555 Marketplace Boulevard

7/3/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Chick-Fil-A Hamilton Marketplace, 555 Marketplace Boulevard

Princeton

7/8/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Princeton University, Olden and Williams Streets, Friend Center

Titusville

7/9/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Johnson & Johnson Titusville Campus, 1125 Trenton-Harbourton Road

 

Middlesex

Iselin

7/5/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dunkin Donuts, 801 Green Street

 

Monmouth

Manasquan

7/10/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., South Wall Fire Department, 2605 Atlantic Avenue

Neptune

7/8/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, 3300 Route 66

Tinton Falls

7/6/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1540 W. Park Avenue

7/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 1540 W. Park Avenue

7/9/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., American Red Cross, 1540 W. Park Avenue

7/15/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Chapter, 1540 W. Park Avenue

 

Ocean

Lakehurst

7/8/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lakehurst Community Center, 207 Center Street

7/8/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lakehurst Community Center, 207 Center Street

Manahawkin

7/2/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, 120 Route 72

Toms River

7/1/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

7/15/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

 

Somerset

Basking Ridge

7/5/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St. James Roman Catholic Church, 184 S. Finley Avenue

Raritan

7/9/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-Raritan Campus-Janssen, 1000 Route 202 South, OMP Building

Skillman

7/9/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Johnson & Johnson North, 199 Grandview Avenue

Union

Cranford

7/2/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Avenue East

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, June 14, and throughout the summer to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.

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Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Many schools that host blood drives are out of session during the summer, and regular donors are often vacationing, potentially making them less available to give.

 

World Blood Donor Day highlights the constant need for donors – during the summer and throughout the year. Supermodel Niki Taylor, the celebrity spokesperson for World Blood Donor Day, fully understands the importance of blood donations. In 2001, she was in a near-fatal car accident and received about 100 pints of blood. To this day, she attributes her survival to the blood donors and doctors who helped save her life.

 

Those who come to donate blood with the Red Cross June 8-14, 2015, will receive a limited-edition Nexcare give bandage in one of eight global-inspired designs in honor of World Blood Donor Day.

 

Every day this summer is a chance to give hope. Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

 

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center:

Central New Jersey Donor Center

707 Alexander Rd., Suite 701, Princeton Township
Mondays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (platelet pheresis)

Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (whole blood)

 

NJ

 Mercer

Pennington

6/13/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. James Church, 17 Eglantine Avenue

Princeton

6/3/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Princeton University-Carnegie Center, 701 Carnegie Center, Carnegie Center Building

Trenton

6/6/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County, 212 Centre Street

6/11/2015: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Harris School of Business, 3620 Quakerbridge Road

6/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Harris School of Business, 3620 Quakerbridge Road

Middlesex

East Brunswick

6/7/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saint Bartholomew Church, 470 Ryders Lane

Iselin

6/12/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Provident Bank, 100 Wood Avenue South

Monmouth

Tinton Falls

6/12/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Borough of Tinton Falls, 556 Tinton Avenue

Ocean

Bayville

6/1/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Berkeley Township Library, 30 Station Road

Lakewood

6/11/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Camping World, 1359 River Avenue

Manahawkin

6/6/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Vitamin Shoppe, 237 Stafford Park Boulevard

Manahawkin

6/4/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Southern Ocean Center Healthcare Corporation, 1361 Route 72 West

New Egypt

6/3/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., New Egypt High School, 117 Evergreen Road

Toms River

6/3/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

Tuckerton

6/5/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Red Men Lodge, 145 W. Main Street

6/5/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Red Men Lodge, 145 W. Main Street

Somerset

Somerset

6/3/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue

Union

Berkeley Heights

6/3/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Hill Road

Plainfield

6/3/2015: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1430 Park Avenue

Summit

6/15/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue

Westfield

6/6/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Presbyterian Church-Westfield, 140 Mountain Avenue

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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