(North Bergen, NJ) – Team members at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center showed their caring spirit by collecting and donating new socks and laundry detergent for individuals at the Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC) in Union City, NJ. The hospital’s “Socks and Suds” drive generated a bounty of donations for delivery to the emergency shelter.
Pictured here with some of the donations are Frank Guzman, Intake Coordinator at PERC, and Rev. Suleima Rosario-Diaz, Coordinator Faith Based Initiatives/Advanced Practice Nurse at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center.
About Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC)
Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC) is a Hudson County 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers emergency shelter to individuals and families, a soup kitchen and food pantry, a day program, permanent housing for chronically homeless individuals and other community services. PERC is a subsidiary corporation of Garden State Episcopal CDC since 2013. For over 30 years, PERC has been providing hope and help to our neighbors in need. 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, PERC offers shelter to hundreds of women and men who have nowhere else to go. In a safe and nurturing environment, clients are provided with a bed, locker, showers, clothing, laundry services, dinner and breakfast. PERC’s trained employees provide access and referrals to medical and mental health services, job referrals, guidance, training, substance abuse treatment, and other social services.