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Councilman Distributing Free Turkeys Through Monday

Ramos hopes to deliver thousands in annual donation

North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos has announced that he plans to distribute more than 2,000 turkeys at dozens of locations in every ward of the City of Newark beginning Friday.

“This year Thanksgiving comes only a few weeks after one of the worst storms in history caused havoc in Newark,” Ramos said. “Many of our residents who were already struggling in this tough economy lost wages and food when their power went out after Hurricane Sandy.”

The turkey distribution began Friday and runs through Monday. Ramos and his staff will bring the turkeys to senior buildings, schools, churches, adult medical day care centers and community centers.

After Monday, if there are surplus turkeys, Ramos said his office will accommodate additional request for families on a waiting list. His office can be reached by calling 973-733-5137.

Ramos has been giving turkeys for Thanksgiving since he was first elected to the municipal council in 2006. This is Ramos’ largest turkey distribution to date.

(Editor’s note: the times when turkeys will be distributed Sunday and Monday had yet to be determined as of Friday afternoon. Those times will be included once the scheduling has been finalized.)


Friday, Nov. 16               
Stephen Crane Elderly, 3 pm                     
Our Lady of Good Counsel                           
Temple Rock                           
Christian Love                           
New Hope       
Abington Ave., 3:30-6pm                          
Barringer H.S., 3:30-6pm                      
Benjamin Franklin, 3:30-6pm               
Branch Brook 3:30-6pm                 
Elliott St., 3:30-6pm                         
First Ave., 3:30-6pm                     
Luis Munoz Marin, 3:30-6pm                     
McKinley, 3:30-6pm                
Park Elementary, 3:30-6pm                   
Rafael Hernandez, 3:30-6pm                
Ridge St., 3:30-6pm                            
Robert Treat Academy, 3:30-6pm                       
Roberto Clemente, 3:30-6pm                       
Technology HS, 3:30-6pm                       
502 Summer Ave., 3:30-6pm                  
Tiffany Manor, 3:30-6pm                       

Saturday, Nov. 17
1 Colonnade Place, noon-2pm                   
620 Clinton Ave., 2pm                     
307 Sussex Ave., 3:30 pm                            

Sunday, Nov. 18
God’s Deliverance Praise & Outreach Worship Center       
667 South 11th Street.

Monday, Nov. 19
Grafton/Riverside                           
Stephen Crane Village:                           
HELP Genesis JBJ Soul Homes                       
NJCRI                                   



A. Newarker November 16, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Ramos giving out turkeys city-wide??? Guess he is really thinking about toss his hat in the rink for mayor in May.

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