By: Isaiah Showell, Follow South Jersey Multimedia Journalist/’What’s Good’ Host
SOUTH JERSEY — The 2021 Family Day of Service took place over the weekend, and it featured a number of different charitable initiatives throughout the region.
First off, community members and volunteers participated in a car wash that took place in Gibbstown. The car wash was free and open to the public, and volunteers helped clean off people’s cars. The Day of Service then turned to Bridgeton, which is where a free beach clothing drive took place at the Hopeloft on E. Commerce St. Volunteers also went to the Bridgeton City Park to clean up trash, and the Alms Center also hosted a Resource Fair with a number of different vendors.
“I believe that the city of Bridgeton is definitely in a renaissance,” Mary Hadley, the program manager of the Stronger Families Initiative, said. “You see all the buildings going up, all the new businesses coming into town, all of the social services agencies networking together. The pandemic has had some bad things, but it now is showing that some good things are coming out of it, as well.”
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