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The mission of The First Tee of Metropolitan New York is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and education programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. TFTMNY services New York City, Long Island, Fairfield, Westchester, and Essex Counties.
The First Tee of Essex County
In August of 2006, The First Tee of Essex County was formed through a partnership between the Metropolitan Golf Association, New Jersey PGA and New Jersey State Golf Association. Located at Weequahic Park Golf Course in the heart of Newark's South Ward, the organization converted a blighted former dumping site into a beautiful Junior Learning Facility to serve the youth of Essex County. This facility is a versatile practice area that can be used for short game instruction, a limited flight driving range and a three-hole short course to introduce youth people to the game and its positive values.
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Birdies for the Brave is a military outreach initiative that the PGA TOUR proudly supports and is dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
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Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI.org) has 65 volunteer doctors, nurses and practitioners who provide free primary and preventive healthcare to 1,000 low-income, working, uninsured Bergen County adults. BVMI is a safety net for the needy , with 45,000 county residents uninsured because of cost or eligibility. BVMI receives no government funding and relies entirely on donations from generous individuals and organizations. For more information, please visit www.bvmi.org.
Christian Health Care Center (CHCCNJ.org) fosters health, healing, and wellness for people of all ages. As a non-profit health care organization, CHCC offers a complete continuum of high quality senior living, short-term rehabilitation (post-acute care), and mental-health services. CHCC provides excellence in independent and assisted living, skilled-nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, memory support, adult day programs and a full spectrum of mental-health services. For more information, please visit www.ChristianHealthCare.org.
Every Day, the American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The Red Cross aspires to turn compassion into action so that: All people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope. Our communities are ready and prepared for disasters. Everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products. All members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed. In an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work.
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The American Red Cross North Jersey Region serves more than 5.7 million people in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. Follow the North Jersey Region social media channels.
The American Red Cross Greater New York Region serves more than 13 million people in New York City; Long Island; Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties; and Greenwich, Conn.
The New Jersey Alliance of YMCA's is a not-for-profit association made up of 44 YMCA's from the state of New Jersey. They bring the independent YMCA's of New Jersey together to collaborate and work on areas of mutual benefit in order to strengthen and enhance their individual YMCAs and the collective strength of NJ YMCA's to better serve the people of New Jersey.
Among their goals is to develop and implement strategic statewide programs and brands which will have a positive impact on solving critical needs and issues in the state of New Jersey, to provide a unified voice to address Public Policy issues, and to fulfill their mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
Everyday, YMCA staff members and volunteers throughout the state of New Jersey are providing programs and services to children, youth, adults, seniors, families, those with special needs, and others based on the four core values of the YMCA: Caring; Honesty; Respect; and Responsibility.
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