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NJAA Charitable Fund Designates American Red Cross and Community Hope to Receive Donations

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Release Date: Thursday, May 08, 2014

Media Contact: Caryl Bixon-Gordon (201) 796-7788

Organizations have a Long History of Serving New Jersey’s Veterans and Multifamily Housing Residents

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 8, 2014 – The NJAA Charitable Fund, Inc. announced that it will make donations to two organizations that have a long history of serving New Jersey’s multi-family housing industry and residents throughout the state. The American Red Cross and Community Hope’s Hope for Veterans® program will each receive $15,000, which the Charitable Fund raised in 2013 through a variety of events and activities.

The not-for-profit’s newly appointed president, Brent Kohere, said, “We have been fortunate to have a strong ability to raise funds, and our goal is to distribute the largest portion possible in order to positively impact the community. When housing-related non-profits have a specific financial need, we want them to think of the Charitable Fund as a resource.”

The NJAA Charitable Fund has typically chosen a single charity each year as the beneficiary of its fundraising efforts. The 2014 board of directors recently made the decision to keep the fund’s reserves to a minimum in order to maximize donations. This made it possible to designate two non-profit organizations as recipients this year.

Kohere noted that the board was united in its decision to select the American Red Cross and an organization that provides housing for area veterans. “Whenever there is a disaster that affects our properties, the Red Cross is there for our residents. We also are pleased to be able to support New Jersey’s veterans through Community Hope, which is the largest non-profit serving the state’s homeless veterans and families.”

The NJAA Charitable Fund is currently accepting grant proposals for 2015 from housing-related non-profits. Organizations can obtain an application by contacting Jaclyn Olszewski at 732-992-0607 or Jaclyn@njaa.com.

The NJAA Charitable Fund was founded with the mission of using the collective resources of the multi-family housing industry to give back to the community. This year-round effort is made possible through the support of members of the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA), a non-profit trade association representing owners, builders, developers and managers of nearly 190,000 rental homes, as well as hundreds of suppliers to the multi-family housing industry. The NJAA is dedicated to providing safe, clean and affordable rental homes to more than one million families throughout the state.

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