County teams up with Project Linus to donate to Afghan refugees
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County teams up with Project Linus to donate to Afghan refugees

Bergen County Office of Emergency Management staff, in back row, are joined by Bergen County Commissioner Vice Chair Tracy Zur, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Project Linus member Leslie Maltz, and Sheriff Anthony Cureton in the front.
Bergen County Office of Emergency Management staff, in back row, are joined by Bergen County Commissioner Vice Chair Tracy Zur, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Project Linus member Leslie Maltz, and Sheriff Anthony Cureton in the front.

Last week, Bergen County teamed up with the local nonprofit Project Linus to donate more than 800 blankets to Afghan refugees who are at McGuire Fort-Dix Air Force Base now; they were evacuated from Kabul. The blankets, which are en route thanks to the County’s Office of Emergency Management, are local products; they were knit by Northern New Jersey Project Linus chapter “blanketeers.” Project Linus aims to provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteers. To date, the organization has delivered over 53,000 blankets.

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