Employees Donate Hundreds of Items to Relief Effort
Newark NJ (October 6, 2017) -- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New
Jersey employees donated hundreds of non-perishable goods and supplies
to the Hurricane Maria Relief Fund for Puerto Rico, in Newark New Jersey.
The donation drive began on September 29 and the entire Newark Beth Israel
family answered the call.
Organizers from the Hurricane Maria Relief Fund for Puerto Rico, in Newark
New Jersey, arrived at the hospital on Friday October 6 to pick up all
of the items which included dozens of cases of water, pampers, clothing,
cereal boxes and canned goods as well as a variety of non-perishable items.
The Relief Fund organizers were greeted by Darrell K. Terry, Sr., President
and CEO, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital
of New Jersey, as well as the many clinicians, administrators and employees
who participated in the relief drive.
“Newark Beth Israel’s commitment to the communities we serve
goes far beyond the walls of our hospital. I’m proud to stand next
to the many employees who participated in this relief effort and look
forward to seeing the impact these items will have on the people of Puerto
Rico and Mexico,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., President and CEO,
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.
“Many of us have family members who were affected by the storm; a
great many others have yet to hear if their family members survived. We
are honored and humbled at the overwhelming show of support from our Newark
family at Newark Beth Israel Hospital,” said Masiel Valentin, Esq.
Treasurer, Hurricane Maria Relief Fund for Puerto Rico.
The Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund has been working with Esperanza
Azteca and assisting with their relief efforts in Mexico, as well. Some
of the donations will be delivered to Mexico as they continue to deal
with the effects of the earthquake that devastated Mexico City in September.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a 665-bed regional care teaching hospital that provides comprehensive
health care. Newark Beth Israel is home to one of the nation’s top
five heart transplant centers, RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Failure
Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung
Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac
valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve
replacements (TAVRs), than any other center in the state. The Newark Beth
Israel robotic surgery program is the most experienced in northern New
Jersey. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
and the new Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide
seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care and treatment
options. Newark Beth Israel also offers many preventive health programs
that promote wellness in the community.
Contact: Linda Kamateh