On September 9th, First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced the recipients of the third annual New Jersey Heroes Heart of a Hero Scholarship. Each of the ten recipients will receive a $5,000 scholarship award to help pursue a post-secondary education or vocational training.
On July 29thth, First Lady Mary Pat Christie named Eric Fuchs-Stengel as the 5th New Jersey Hero of 2014. Mr. Fuchs-Stengel is the founder and executive director of the Mahwah Environmental Volunteer Organization (MEVO), an organization committed to promoting sustainability in local communities.
On July 16th, First Lady Mary Pat Christie helped open the Affordable Housing Alliance’s Hurricane Sandy Housing Recovery Resource Center (HRRC) in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. This new counseling center, funded in part by a grant from the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, will provide homeowners and renters, whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, find viable and permanent housing solutions.
On July 2nd, First Lady Mary Pat Christie named Abby Daly as the 4th New Jersey Hero of 2014. Ms. Daly is the founder and executive director of Bridges of Books, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes books to underprivileged and at-risk children in the New Jersey area.