News 2009

DECEMBER 1, 2009

Teaneck Armory Job Fair serves hundreds of New Jersey Veterans

The event, sponsored by OritaniBank Charitable Foundation, connected veterans with employers like PSE&G, Prudential, and NJ Transit. Organizations like NJ Shares were there to offer support services for veterans in need, while many educational institutions distributed information about degrees programs and enrollment information.

November 11, 2009

Mayor Booker, G.I. Go Fund, Prudential, and PSEG Observe Veterans' Day at Military Park Ceremony

Veterans of all American wars are recognized in solemn ceremony; Flag lowered to half-mast to honor 13 victims of Fort Hood shooting incident

October 17, 2009

G.I. Go, City of Newark, Northern New Jersey Stand Down Committee Host Veterans’ Stand Down at JFK Center; One-Day Effort Assist Homeless Veterans

Homeless veterans were bussed to the center, where they were given hot food by National Guard-manned mobile canteens, receive donated clothing, and get counseling about employment services, veterans’ benefits, substance abuse programs, vocational rehabilitation, recovery programs, legal services, and even photo identification cards.

SEptember 11, 2009

G.I. Go, Mayor Booker, Senator Lautenberg, Congressman Payne Honor 9/11 Heroes and Victims at City Hall Ceremony; Newark Pays Tribute to “Day of Service and Remembrance”

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, left thousands of Americans dead at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Thousands more Americans rose as one that day and in the months and years that followed to heal the wounds and protect our nation from future attack.

AUGUST 17, 2009

G.I. Go hosts Job Fair for 4,000 Veterans as part of DoD Yellow Ribbon Event

The G.I. Go Fund, held one of the largest military job fairs in New Jersey history at the Atlantic City Convention Center

July 15, 2009

OritaniBank Charitable Foundation Awards over $100K in Grants to Assist Local Veterans

The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation will award a grant of $50,000 to the WWP to help New Jersey veterans on the road to recovery. This grant will contribute to the WWP's continuing efforts to ensure that wounded service men and women in New Jersey receive the outreach, care, and benefits they deserve.

JULY 12, 2009

G.I. Go, Mayor Booker Join Gov. Corzine to Honor Returning NJ Iraq Veterans

At the arena, Mayor Booker and other dignitaries recognized the troops and their families.