The Resident Services Department of New Community held the Harvest Ball for NCC residents Nov. 21 at St. Joseph Plaza. The event included guest speakers, a catered lunch, door prizes, awards for best dressed male and female, recognition of the two oldest NCC residents, a game and a dance competition.
Resident Services would like to thank those who contributed to make the event a success: Diana Rivera of UnitedHealthcare, Sara Werner of Amerigroup, Paul Hsu of Guardy’s Pharmacy, Luz Ramirez of WellCare, Elvin Santiago of Horizon NJ Health, Taraja Hudson of Taste Tee’s Cuisine and Alistair Liddell of DJ Gospel Connection.
The department also thanks the special guests who were in attendance: Hassan Abdus-Sabur; Aide to Councilwoman LaMonica McIver; Gloria Chambers-Benoit, Essex County Division of Senior Services; Flohisha Hill, Community Action; Margaret Cammarieri, American Heart & Stroke Association; Nadira Brown, Division of Family Assistance and Benefits; Jessica Torres; and Ethel Gilbert.
For more than 50 years, New Community Corporation has walked the walk of social justice, helping residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement. After all, NCC was birthed from the literal ashes of the civil disorders of 1967 by a core group of Black community leaders and White allies, including a young priest named William Linder. Together, they modeled through word and deed the moral principle and reality that Black Lives Matter.
Today, just as in 1967, NCC joins in solidarity with all those who seek justice and an end to police brutality and racism.