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Bergen County Firemen’s Home Association Helps Spread Christmas Cheer

By JUSTIN WATREL, Correspondent | December 25, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 010421113

Bergen County, NJ - The era of COVID has really changed a lot for the Bergen County Firemen’s Home Association. We have not had a meeting at the NJ Firemen’s Home since our first meeting of 2020 on February 16th.

Since the lockdown of nursing homes all over the State of New Jersey, the organization has not been able to meet with the residents or provide entertainment when we meet for our quarterly meetings. The much anticipated Summer Picnic and Christmas Party both had to be cancelled, which was disappointing to our membership, who look forward to these events as do the residents.

Still, the Bergen County Firemen’s Home Association spread a lot of Christmas cheer with our annual gift to the residents. Our gift this year was a sweatshirt and matching sweatpants with the Bergen County Firemen’s Home Association logo and each residents name individually embroidered on it.

We may not have been there physically, but spiritually we spread holiday cheer to the residents who have been through a hard time.

Stay safe our Brothers and Sisters. We wish all of you and your families a happy holiday season and we look forward to seeing all of you when this passes in 2021. In the meantime we will plan more great events to cheer you up!

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.