Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts Donation Drive for Local Homeless Veterans

Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, one of New Jersey’s leading luxury real estate services firms is hosting a donation drive at the firm’s Saddle River regional office located at 152 West Saddle River Road from now until July 31, 2017 for local homeless veterans. The firm is collaborating with Voluntary Services members at the Lyons Campus in Lyons, New Jersey through the Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System.

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According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are nearly 50,000 homeless Veterans across the nation on any given night… “To lend a helping hand to the people who’ve given so much for our country and who have protected our families is an honor,” says Charles Oppler, COO and Co-Owner of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, “The invitation is open to anyone who would like to donate.”

All items collected will be donated to homeless Veterans who are receiving treatment through VA, including those residing in residential programs, transitional housing, and permanent supported housing provided through a partnership between the VA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

The homeless Veterans living in these residences typically come from the streets or are working on treatment issues (for example, sobriety, mental health, budgeting, legal, vocational development, etc.) in order to prepare for eventual transition into affordable permanent housing in the community.

Veterans have identified that they could greatly benefit from the following items:

  • Paper towels, toilet paper, tissues
  • NEW men’s socks, underwear, sweats
  • NEW shower shoes (not flip-flops)
  • NEW pillows
  • NEW full and twin size air mattresses
  • NEW full and twin size sheets and blankets
  • NEW towels
  • NEW pots and pans
  • Gift cards to fast-food chains

(Please note, these items are provided for the Veterans, but extra items are always appreciated.)

Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty will be collecting items from this list for donation at the firm’s Saddle River regional office located at 152 West Saddle River Rd during the office hours of 9:00am-5:00pm from now until July 31, 2017. 

At the end of the donation drive, the items collected will be delivered to Voluntary Service at the VA New Jersey Health Care System in Lyons, New Jersey, to help our Veterans in need.



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Veterans Day Ceremony and 240th Anniversary of Washington’s Encampment

To commemorate the 240th anniversary of George Washington’s encampment on “The Green”, which took place in November 1776, Hackensack will be hosting a special program on Saturday, November 12.


The commemoration will take place at 12 noon on the Courthouse Green – (Main & Court Streets) in Hackensack, the actual site of the 1776 encampment (If there is inclement weather on November 12 the commemoration will take place at the Johnson Public Library located at 274 Main Street in Hackensack, NJ).

The commemoration program will include local re-enactors speaking to the events that led up to the encampment that took place on “The Green” as well as to the encampment itself, and the initial events that took place after they broke camp, and continued on their retreat. Additionally, the re-enactors will be available afterwards to field questions from those in attendance.

According to Ed Moderacki, re-enactor and historian, who will be participating in the event “Washington’s time at Hackensack marked one of the lowest periods for the Continental Army. The British had inflicted a series of defeats on the Continentals during the New York Campaign. Then on November 16th, Fort Washington fell with the loss of twenty-eight hundred men. Four days later, the British successfully invaded New Jersey, and Washington lead his portion of the Army on his retreat across New Jersey.”

Ed goes on to say “On Washington’s last night in Hackensack, all he had to do to see the threat to his army was to look across the Hackensack River. Along the east bank of the Hackensack, the camp fires of the British Army shone brightly….”


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