Fort Lee—Not long after a devastating fire at an
displaced about 1,000 residents the Business District Alliance (BDA) of Fort Lee board members sprang into action to offer help. First, they all agreed to dip into their budget to donate nearly $5,000.00 by purchasing gift cards to local businesses. (The gift cards can be used at area restaurants and other businesses and were selected based on a priority list of essential items provided by Edgewater Strong, a local charity leading the relief efforts.) Next BDA Board Members mobilized the area business owners and other stakeholders in Fort Lee to join their efforts with a match of their own. As a result, hundreds of gift cards have been collected with a collective value of over $2,400.00. This figure coupled with the BDA donation brings the grand total to more than $7,100. The cards will be distributed by Edgewater Strong (see www.edgewaterstrong.com for info on how to obtain).