New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Moving Forward with MUHL in 2018

For the second year in a row, the time came again for Morristown United for Healthy Living to help foster a clean and caring community. With amazing weather, the town held their Spring Clean Up event and we were thrilled to help. Residents, volunteers, organizations and businesses came together on a bright sunny Saturday morning. This was also our second year providing a luncheon for the people who came out that day. Delicious food, a diverse crowd and great conversations filled the Neighborhood House gymnasium. Town resident and volunteer, Nohemy Zabala, expressed the importance of it.

It shows that regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic status, we, as a community, can get a lot done.

“It was inspiring to see an entire community work together towards one cause and be successful. Everywhere you went, you would find groups of people wearing the white t-shirts. It was great seeing so many people at an event like the Spring Clean Up. It shows that regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic status, we, as a community, can get a lot done,” she said. Nohemy hopes to get more involved with her community while she has the summer off from college.

This summer we look forward to taking part in upcoming projects and community events, as well as awarding this year’s mini-grants. Moving forward, we will need some help identifying artists in the community. The artists will help install, paint, and decorate little libraries. The installed little libraries will be in two areas within the community. Please inquire by contacting us at morristownunited@njhealthmatters.org for further details to join us in this effort.

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Author
Carlos Sotelo
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MUHL