Saturday, April 22, 2017, Jersey City, New Jersey - Connell Foley associate Thomas Forrester led a team of colleagues and their family members as they volunteered this past weekend for Rebuilding Together Jersey City. Rebuilding Together is the leading organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the homes of low-income, elderly or disabled persons, or families with children, at no cost to them, so that they may live in warmth, safety and independence. Connell Foley staff, attorneys, friends and family have proudly participated in Rebuilding Together Jersey City every year for the past 16 years.
This year, and for the second year in a row, the Connell Foley team spent their day at Mary’s Place, a former convent in the Greenville section of Jersey City that was converted into a boarding home for single women in transition. Our volunteers assisted with painting, clean-up, gardening and other tasks that will help brighten up the shelter. Connell Foley’s donation also helped fund the purchase of a washer and dryer for the residents’ use. Mary’s Place is the second such nonprofit boarding home opened by Matt Laracy, who also runs the Magnificat Home in Jersey City.
Tom and Connell Foley associate Stephen Turano were instrumental in organizing the firm’s participation with Rebuilding Together Jersey City this year. Other volunteers who were on hand and working hard at Mary’s Place included Christopher Cavaiola, Jerry Santer, Michael Schewe, Vincent Sweeney, Marianne Tolomeo, Thomas Wester and Angela Yu, as well as family members.