Responding to neighbors who are experiencing hardships because of covid-19 is the focus of the Community Chest of Englewood’s virtual gala, “The Power of Community,” on September 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, serves eastern Bergen County.
Nina Pineda, an award-winning broadcast journalist with WABC-TV “7 On Your Side” will be the emcee. The Community Chest will recognize four leaders for their extensive involvement and contributions to the community. Englewood Health will be honored with the Community Leadership award for its wide-ranging local work on projects including the Partnership for Healthy Eating initiative, a consortium of agencies and volunteers creating healthy dinners at houses of workshop in Englewood. Jaguar Land Rover Englewood will receive the Corporate Philanthropy award. Barbara Strauss and Tom Manolio will be recognized with the Outstanding Volunteers award for their many community activities. For more information, go to thecommunitychestebc.org or call (201) 568-7474.