Newark Water Crisis

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the Junior League of Bergen County, along with other Junior Leagues from across New Jersey, united as one Junior League to support the many residents of the City of Newark impacted by elevated lead levels in their drinking water.  Each of the eight New Jersey Junior Leagues raised funds that went towards the bulk purchase of bottled water.  Together at St. Lucy’s Roman Catholic church in Newark, 30 pallets of water, amounting to 72,000 individual bottles, were unloaded by Junior League volunteers, including our President, Gretchen B. Connard, and distributed on-site to Newark residents from two tractor trailers donated by Finkle IV Freight & Logistics.  Thank you all for your contribution to this great cause!

 

JUNIOR LEAGUES OF NEW JERSEY DONATE 72,000 BOTTLES OF WATER TO NEWARK RESIDENTSPress Release