Photo: Front left, Jane Degnan, Beverly Hausker, Marion Veitch, Anne Dugan, Anita Nixon, Marguerite Edwards, Helen Diminescu, and Marian Roemlein
Volunteer Partnership with Bridges at the Shore
TINTON FALLS, NJ – On August 19, residents from the Seabrook Retirement Community made more than 100 sandwiches for distribution to families in need in the local community. This is the sixth year this campaign has taken place in partnership with non-profit group, Bridges at the Shore.
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Eight resident volunteers gathered in the kitchen of the Princeton Restaurant at Seabrook to assemble the turkey and cheese sandwiches before placing them in paper bags, along with an apple, bags of chip, a bottle of water and a hand-written note with words of encouragement. Seabrook’s Resident Advisory Council covers the cost of the supplies.
Six years ago Seabrook residents Beverly Hausker and Bobbi Ostar launched the resident group “Seabrook for Bridges,” which is dedicated to helping Bridges at the Shore with its mission of providing assistance to people in need living in Monmouth County.
“Each year the group also has a project of purchasing school supplies for Bridges children,” said Hausker. “In December, the group provides gifts for the children that include new books, new clothing and Christmas stocking stuffers. Funds for these projects are donations from members of Seabrook for Bridges and their friends who support this cause.”
Once a month, Bridges at the Shore volunteers take a caravan of cars to Keyport, Red Bank, and Freehold to deliver clothing, blankets, bag suppers, and toiletries to low-income families. Its aim is to build bridges between people by meeting face to face, offering help and giving encouragement.
Seabrook is one of 18 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 98-acre campus is located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and is home to more than 1,400 residents.