Van that picks up food for homeless kids and parents destroyed; donations needed

JERSEY CITY – On Monday, Aug. 8, six children enrolled in York Street Project’s summer program were the victims in a major traffic accident involving 9 cars on Route 1&9 near Communipaw Avenue. Nobody was seriously injured, but the van used for summer and school year events was destroyed.
The children are sons and daughters of homeless and low-income men and women who participate in the early child development center program at York Street Project called The Nurturing Place. Besides being used for field trips, the van was also used for other York Street Project programs that serve the homeless and low-income families of Jersey City. Without proper transportation, the daily routine to pick up food, donations, and other important tasks will be interrupted. The Maintenance Supervisor for York Street Project, Miguel Aponte, was relieved to know the children were safe, but crestfallen to hear the news of the van.
“That was my Santa sleigh,” he said in reference to the amount of donations he picks up during the winter holiday season.
York Street Project continue is seeking donations by for a new student van. The fundraising site is ;

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