Last weekend, the Pollock Properties Group at Keller Williams collected over 2,000 bottles and jugs of water for Apostles’ House, a family homeless shelter, in Newark, New Jersey.
The shelter, like much of the Newark community, is being negatively impacted by unsafe levels of lead in the city’s drinking water. While elected officials work to fast-track replacement of lead water pipes in the next 24-30 months, numerous community groups and businesses are stepping in to provide bottled water for those in need. Locally, the MEND Hunger Relief Network has held “Stuff the Bean — with Water” drives in Maplewood and Millburn.
“We intend to continue this effort during our open houses for the foreseeable future,” reported Vanessa Pollock concerning Pollock Properties Group’s “Project Water” initiative. Pollock regularly incorporates community support into her team’s work as part of her “real estate with a purpose” and #CareServeGive business ethos.
Village Green will continue to list and document efforts to provide safe drinking water to the people of Newark, New Jersey. Those looking for ways to help can also visit these Facebook pages: