On August 25th Jonathan Verpent of Hoboken will blow out the candles on his 30th Birthday cake and complete something that took him a year to accomplish. Verpent will be celebrating his birthday doing his 30th good deed of the year.
30 Deeds is Verpent’s website where he documents his experiences volunteering for many well-deserving non-profit organizations here in Jersey and in New York. With the help of New YorkCares.com and NewJerseyCares.com – two websites devoted to connecting volunteers with non-profits who need a helping hand – Verpent has completed 18 good deeds that have included walking dogs at an animal shelter, giving out meals to people who are homeless and building homes through Habitat for Humanity. Verpent performed his first good deed on the Saturday after Hurricane Sandy.
Dover Business College Instructor Carlos Sanchez (right) receives the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal from Deputy Director, Navy Nurse Corps, Reserve Component, Rear Admiral Cynthia Dullea, for his support of the victims of the January earthquake in Haiti. Mr. Sanchez collected medical surplus from Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, NJ, where he works as a Senior Surgical Technologist, and donated the supplies to missions orchestrated by the Guardians of Healing and Haitian-American Charitable Alliance organizations. Mr. Sanchez, a resident of Secaucus, NJ, is a 17-year veteran of the US Navy Reserves.