NJ Heroes

  • Emily O’Donnell – Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children - 8/18/16

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    Posted on August 18, 2016

    Today I am thrilled to announce Emily O’Donnell, Camp Director of the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children, as my 42nd New Jersey Hero! Emily O’Donnell is the 3rd Hero to be named in 2016, and I am pleased to honor someone who is dedicated to helping visually impaired youth in Cape May […]

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  • Katelyn Darrow – Angels of God Clothing Closet - 7/27/16

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    Posted on July 27, 2016

    I am excited to announce Katelyn Darrow, Founder of Angels of God Clothing Closet, as my 41st New Jersey Hero! Katelyn was chosen as a NJ Hero due to her efforts in assisting domestic violence victims and families in need. I am honored to name Katelyn the 2nd Hero of 2016. Katelyn, along with her mother […]

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  • GinaMarie Raimondo – Bullying… We’re Kickin’ It! - 2/26/16

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    Posted on February 26, 2016

    I am excited to announce that today I named GinaMarie Raimondo of Bullying… We’re Kickin’ It! my 40th NJ Hero! Gina was chosen as part of our sixth online public selection process for the NJ Hero Award.  It was an very close race, showing that all three nonprofits focusing on anti-bullying had a lot of support from their […]

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  • Dave Scott – Market Street Mission - 12/2/15

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    Posted on December 02, 2015

    Today the Governor joined me at the Market Street Mission in Morristown as I named Dave Scott, the Executive Director of the Mission, my 39th New Jersey Hero! The Market Street Mission (MSM) has been helping people in need throughout Morris County since 1889. The Mission assists individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction, and poverty through a life centered on […]

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  • Cathy Stephens – Jersey Battered Women’s Service - 10/23/15

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    Posted on October 23, 2015

    Today I had the pleasure of announcing Cathy Stephens of Jersey Battered Women’s Service as the 38th New Jersey Hero! Cathy was chosen as part of our fifth online public selection process for the NJ Hero Award. I am honored to name Cathy a Hero this month, as October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Jersey Battered […]

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