The New Jersey State Family Readiness Council held its first Gala Dinner on May 11th.
The event honored former US
Congressman Bob Franks for his
support of the New Jersey National
Guard. Franks is a member of the
council and is responsible for its
largest fundraising effort. The event
proceeds of nearly $100,000 will be
made available through grants, to NJ
National Guard members and their
families. The council has awarded
more than $90,000 in family grants
($2500.00 each) and business grants
($5000.00 each) to date.
For more information on the grant
program, visit the Council's website
Governor Jon S. Corzine, Brian Thompson, Linda Rieth, Bob Franks and Scott Sheppard
pose with a check for $115,000, which will be used for grants to New Jersey National
Guard families. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert Stephenson, NJDMAVA/PA.