Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hackensack Rotary and HPD join forces to help local homeless

In keeping with the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self,” the Hackensack Rotary Club has partnered with the Hackensack Police Department in their Quality of Life Initiative Program.

In an effort to ensure the safety and well being of the local homeless, the Hackensack Rotary Club has donated fruit and bottled water to the Hackensack Police Department.  Officers will be patrolling known areas where the homeless gather and distributing fruit and bottled water to those in need throughout the summer months.

The police department will also transport those with special needs to the Bergen County Health and Human Services Center.  The center’s director, Julia Orlando, has worked closely with Director Mordaga in an on-going effort to maintain a close tie between the Center and the City of Hackensack.  The Hackensack Police, Hackensack Rotary and the Bergen County Health and Human Services Center are equally committed and dedicated to providing assistance to those in need.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders.  Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.  The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.  Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to contact Richard Gelber @ phone: 201-343-5600 or email: rich@gelber.net.


  1. Doesn't the county shelter serve the homeless three meals a day, as Police Director Mordaga has said? Why does Rotary have to supply them with fruit and water?

  2. is this paper for real? get your facts strait!!