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AARP is Hosting a Borough of Glen Rock Walk Audit

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Glen Rock NJ, AARP is hosting a Borough of Glen Rock Walk Audit. The focus is to make the Borough of Glen Rock streets safer and more accessible for all residents.  There is a call for volunteers for the Borough of Glen Rock AARP Walk Audit!

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Camp Sunshine & Camp Snowflake in Ridgewood are looking for volunteers

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Ridgewood NJ, Camp Sunshine & Camp Snowflake in Ridgewood are looking for volunteers:

Hi all! My name is Grace! I am a staff member at Camp Sunshine & Camp Snowflake right here in Ridgewood! I am posting here to share some info about camp and the volunteer opportunities!
Camp Sunshine is a day camp for children and adults with multiple disabilities. At camp, our campers spend the day swimming, playing games, doing crafts, and making new friends with volunteers.
We are currently in need of more volunteers to spend a fun filled day with our campers. As a volunteer, your child will gain experience working with others who may be a little different from them. No prior experience is needed to volunteer. Our trained staff help and work together with the volunteers to ensure that they are comfortable and enjoying their time with our campers.
Please feel free to reach out to me or directly to our camp for more information. Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older. Volunteer summer hours are 9-3:30 weekdays! Fall/winter hours 12:30-4 on Saturdays.https://sunshine-snowflake.org

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Glen Rock Operation “Big Sweep”

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Glen Rock NJ, according to Business Administrator Lenora Benjamin the borough of Glen Rock created a program called  Big Sweep  to ease the challenge of fall leaf-raking  for its older residents by connecting seniors  with volunteers willing to take on the annual leaf-raking task.

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Ridgewood Emergency Services : Today is National First Responder Day Across the United States

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Ridgewood NJ, Today is National First Responder Day across the United States. First Responders put their lives on the line everyday to keep Americans safe. First Responders act quickly when an emergency is at hand. First Responders, be them Volunteers and Career First Responders are the core of our communities. EMS, Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Managers and Dispatchers as well as the bystanders trained in CPR and Stop The Bleed. All the people who selflessly serve as First Responders to keep our communities safe we applaud you.

Ridgewood Emergency Services is looking for Volunteers to serve as First Responders with us. Free training. Contact us at 201-670-5589 or by email membership@ridgewood911.org.

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Township of Washington Volunteer Fire Department Takes On Early Morning Parkway Blaze

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Twp.of Washington NJ, Wednesday morning the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a reported truck fire on the Garden State Parkway North. Due to the fact that there are no fire hydrants on the Parkway an additional Engine was requested from Paramus Fire Co. 1 for additional water supply. Great job by our volunteers with a quick knockdown of the fire.

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Ridgewood Emergency Services Receives 26 Requests for Assistance between 630 and 930 pm During Tuesday Evenings Thunder Storm

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Emergency Services reported that Tuesday evenings  quick moving storm overran Ridgewood and the surrounding area last evening. Ridgewood Emergency Services responded to 26 requests for assistance between 630 and 930 pm last evening. 13 members responded in 5 vehicles to emergency situations involving wires down, trees down, lights out and road closures. Ridgewood Emergency Services worked alongside Ridgewood Police Officers and Ridgewood Firefighters, providing the assistance to keep everyone safe.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Litter Clean-up a Huge Success

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, The Ho-Ho-Kus Litter Clean-up was held on Saturday, May 8th. This special event, was hosted by the Mayor & Council, Shade Tree Commission, DPW, Contemporary Club and Volunteers is part of a town-wide effort to keep our public grounds and waterways litter free.  The rainy weather slowed down the clean up just a bit but in the end  even the ducks pitched in.

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Volunteers Place Flags on the Graves of Veterans at Valleau Cemetery in Ridgewood 

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Ridgewood NJ, Members of Project Interact at Ridgewood High School, joined  American Legion Post 53, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and volunteers from all over Bergen County placed American flags at the graves of veterans at Valleau Cemetery in Ridgewood on May 8,2021. Bob Paoli, commander of American Legion Post 53 played Taps .

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 SEEKING RIDGEWOOD RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

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ADDITIONAL BOARDS SEEKING MEMBERS SEEKING RIDGEWOOD RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
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Gas Tax Increase Hurts First Responders , Small businesses and Essential Workers

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Trenton NJ, Sal Risalvato, Executive Director of the New Jersey Gasoline, Convenience, Automotive Association (NJGCA) issued the following statement regarding the Treasury’s announcement that the tax on gasoline and diesel motor fuel will be increased by 9.3¢ a gallon starting on October 1st:

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Ridgewood Emergency Services has been on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Emergency Services has been on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Volunteers work every day to save lives while risking their own to do so. Not knowing what their day will be like, especially during this pandemic, our EMT’S serve the Village for long hours to keep everyone safe and healthy. “These volunteers are sacrificing and taking risks every day, now more than ever,” said Public Information Officer Bob Krane.

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Volunteers Sought For Regional Team To Respond To Domestic Violence At Police Departments

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Midland Park NJ, Bergen County Department of Human Services, division of Alternatives to Domestic Violence (BCDHS/ADV) is currently recruiting volunteers for a regional team that will respond to victims of domestic violence at police departments located in Bergen County municipalities. Volunteers from the community are trained to offer necessary information and referrals to victims at a time when they need it most.

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Seeking Ridgewood Residents to Volunteer to Serve on Various Boards and Committees

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS DECEMBER 16, 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council of the Village of Ridgewood is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees: The Planning Board, The Library Board of Trustees, The Historic Preservation Commission, The Citizens Safety Advisory Committee, The Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Board, The Open Space Committee, The Project Pride Committee, The Green Ridgewood Committee, The Green Team Advisory Committee, The Shade Tree Commission, and the Stigma-free Task Force.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES IN RIDGEWOOD

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council is seeking Village residents interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees:
-Ridgewood Planning Board
-Ridgewood Zoning Board of Adjustment
-Central Business District Advisory Committee

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Presidential Proclamation on EMS Week 2019

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President Donald Trump recognizes EMS providers

During Emergency Medical Services Week, we pay tribute to our Nation’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, whose selfless dedication and extraordinary efforts help save countless lives each day.  As the first link to emergency medical care, EMS personnel are a critical component of our healthcare system.  Day or night, faithful EMS first responders — many of whom are volunteers — intensively prepare for and stand at the ready to help their fellow Americans through chaotic and distressing situations.

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