Heal Hoboken Initiative Aims to Raise $100,000 for the Hoboken Relief Fund

  Heal Hoboken Initiative Aims to Raise $100,000 for the Hoboken Relief Fund

Hoboken Technology Community Led by NJ Tech Meetup Teams With HealHoboken.org
        to Sell T-Shirts and Sweatshirts to Raise Money and Awareness

Business Wire

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- November 15, 2012

NJ Tech Meetup, New Jersey’s largest technology community, today announced
that it has established Heal Hoboken, a relief effort aimed to raise $100,000
to help rebuild the city of Hoboken in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. All
proceeds from Heal Hoboken will be donated to the Hoboken Relief Fund.

On October 29^th, Hurricane Sandy devastated the city of Hoboken, flooding
over 50 percent of the city, leaving schools, homes, and hospitals damaged or
destroyed. Aaron Price, founder of NJ Tech Meetup, in conjunction with members
of the NJ Tech meetup community, have teamed together to help raise funds for
Hoboken by designing t-shirts and sweatshirts to sell through
www.healhoboken.org.

“We saw the way New Jersey and the country were coming together in amazing
ways after the storm and immediately noticed Hoboken residents doing
everything possible to help each other out,” said Price. “The NJ Tech Meetup
calls Hoboken home and we want to ensure this city is rebuilt to be better and
stronger than ever.”

Heal Hoboken has raised nearly $20,000 in its first 10 days and will be
accepting donations through December 5 in an effort to collect $100,000.

For more information on Heal Hoboken and to make a donation, please visit
www.healhoboken.org

About Heal Hoboken and NJ Tech Meetup

Heal Hoboken was launched in less than 24 hours after Hurricane Sandy by
members of the NJ Tech Meetup community and is a collaboration between members
of the group, including Jack Zerby, Danny Duran, Adam Saynuk, Scott Molski,
Heather Ryan, Eden Golomb, Christine Curatolo, Domenick Cilea and Aaron Price.
Positive Internet, RedStage, eBay, Paypal, and Magento have also offered their
services to the effort. The team met via the NJ Tech Meetup, NJ’s largest
technology community, based in Hoboken. The group meets monthly at Stevens
Institute of Technology in Hoboken and hosts speakers on subjects related to
entrepreneurship and technology. For more information on NJ Tech’s role in the
region’s growing technology scene, visit www.njtechmeetup.com

Contact:

Springboard Public Relations
Allyson Pryor, 732-863-1900 ext 205
Allyson.pryor@springboardpr.com
 
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