8th Legislative District Team to Raise Money for Covenant House
Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Michael Torrissi and Assemblyman Brandon Umba will be spending a night in their office parking lot along Route 541 in Lumberton to raise money and awareness for homeless youth.
Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Michael Torrissi and Assemblyman Brandon Umba will be spending a night in their office parking lot along Route 541 in Lumberton to raise money and awareness for homeless youth. (Covenant House NJ)
The legislators and their district office team accepted the Covenant House challenge to spend a night sleeping outside as an act of solidarity with the 4.2 million homeless youth in America. The sleep out will be held on Thursday, March 24.
“The pandemic has provided consistent challenges to our most vulnerable populations, but we’re lucky to have a nonprofit like Covenant House that faces those challenges head on,” Umba said. “I’m honored to partner with them for our District Day of Service, next month, so we can raise much needed funds for our homeless youth.”
“Last year, we were able to raise more than $10,000 during the Covenant House sleep out challenge. Every little bit counts when it comes to keeping a roof over families’ heads and protecting kids from a dangerous situation,” Stanfield said.
CLICK HERE to view the fundraising page launched by the District 8 Team. Funds will go directly to Covenant House and its mission to help youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness and human trafficking.
“Thank you to Covenant House for the invaluable work you do to keep our homeless youth safe. It’s an honor to be in a position to give back to such a great cause,” Torrissi said.
The Sleep Out fulfills Stanfield, Torrissi and Umba’s pledge to do a day of service every month. The District 8 team and their staff have painted and stocked a domestic violence safe house, provided more than 1,000 free meals for seniors in need, gleaned hundreds of pounds of produce from farms for food pantries, collected diapers for women and infants in need and much more.
To help support them on their Sleep Out, CLICK HERE to visit their team.
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