May 19, 2020
ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried presents the 2020 State of Robbinsville Township Address, including this year’s “Pay it Forward” initiative to benefit the “We Love R’Ville Neighbors” campaign via video – courtesy of Pulse Productions.
Originally designed to recognize Township residents for performing random acts of kindness, the “We Love R’Ville Neighbors” program has grown to support residents who suddenly find themselves struggling through an unexpected tragedy or loss, including those triggered by the pandemic.
“We’ve had several families in town who have faced, or will face, catastrophic losses and are in need of financial assistance,” Mayor Fried said. “Whether they lost their home in a fire, or may have suffered the loss a loved one, or lost their job due to COVID-19. We want to be able to help those who need us most.”
Since 2015, Robbinsville “Pay it Forward” events have raised close to $350,000 for local individuals, families and organizations.
The Berkshire Bank Foundation was this year’s title sponsor with a $10,000 grant.
Not surprisingly, COVID-19 and the response to the ongoing pandemic was a recurring theme. Mayor Fried also congratulates the memorable Class of 2020 and announced an eighth straight year of either flat, or reduced municipal taxes.