december 21, 2010
GI Go and the City of Newark Observe National Homeless Persons Memorial Day
Annual event on first day of winter brings attention to plight of nation’s homeless; City has partnered with county to create 10-year plan to end homelessness in Essex County
november 26, 2010
City of Newark and The GI Go Fund hold Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Donate Toys to Hundreds of Children
The city welcomed dozens of local children and families to take part in the ceremony, where they received hundreds of toys to celebrate the Christmas season.
November 11, 2010
PSE&G, Prudential, the City of Newark, and The GI Go Fund hold Veterans Day Ceremonies in Newark to Honor Veterans
At the events, current and former members of the military raised the American Flag in dedication to every person who has ever served this nation
October 29, 2010
GI Go Fund and Prudential Financial host Resume Workshop for Veterans
Launch of new program to assist veterans with translating their military experience
October 20, 2010
Glenwood Students hold Walk-A-Thon to Support our Nation’s Heroes
Annual Event Raises Awareness and Funds for the GI Go Fund
october 16, 2010
GI Go Fund, City of Newark, Others Host Northern New Jersey Stand Down at JFK Recreation Center for Homeless Veterans
Event worked to fulfill President Obama’s Pledge to end veterans’ homelessness in five years
october 10, 2010
Foodtown Supermarkets Raise Tens of Thousands for Veterans
Record-Breaking donation drive to assist returning soldiers
September 26, 2010
New Jersey Run for the Fallen Honors Lost
Over two days, participants of the New Jersey Run for the Fallen ran from Cape May to the Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Homedale. Runners would mark every mile with an American flag and a signed card, as each mile represented a fallen soldier from the New Jersey area.
September 18, 2010
Cultures, Families Gather at Unity Day
NJ National Guard began to hold the “Unity Day” event, an annual event at the Fort Dix Army Base that brings representatives from different cultures under one roof to celebrate each other’s diverse backgrounds. Now in its twelfth year, the event hosted over 600 soldiers and their families, along with food and music from dozens of different cultures.
September 11, 2010
Veterans NOW Radio Program Hosts Commemorative 9/11 Show Featuring First Responders
The program included Michael Simon, a New York/New Jersey Port Authority member who was one of the first on the scene at the World Trade Center that day, and former Marine Sgt. Joe Pace, who was the first New Yorker to enlist into the service after the attacks.
MaY 28, 2010
The G.I. Go Fund and the City of Newark Observes Memorial Day with City Hall Ceremony
Newark pays tribute to City residents who have fallen in all of America’s wars; North Ward native and Purple Heart recipient honored for his valor in Afghanistan; Newark Veterans Commend Booker Administration for restoring ceremony after 42 year gap
March 16, 2010
The G.I. Go Fund, City of Newark and Rutgers-Newark Host 'Year of the Vet' Newark Veterans Transitional Job Fair at the Paul Robeson Campus Center
Hundreds of veterans registered in advance to attend the job fair, and more than 400 veterans ultimately attended. U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg was the event’s keynote speaker.
February 22, 2010
Mother of Fallen Soldier now Faces Deportation
Sgt. Bueno-Galdos was working to help his mother obtain permanent residency status in the United States. But when he was killed in Baghdad in May of 2009, his mother's path to citizenship was put in jeopardy.