Gottheimer Stands for Hurricane Harvey First Responders with Bergen PBA

Sep 05, 2017

Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined with the Bergen County Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Conference as they kicked off their charity drive to aid first responders recovering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. At an announcement in front of the Paramus Police Department, Mayor Richard LaBarbiera, Bergen County PBA Conference’s PAC Chairman Fran O’Rourke, and Gottheimer all spoke to the importance of lending a hand in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

“I want to thank the Bergen County PBA Conference for all that it does standing for Americans not just here in Bergen County, but across the country. It gives me great pride to represent New Jersey and be associated with people who do such a good job protecting us,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “No matter where you live or what you’ve been through, it is heart-wrenching to watch your fellow Americans deal with cleaning up after this natural disaster, so I could not help but make sure that I joined today to do my own part to stand with the victims of Hurricane Harvey. That’s why I’m also heading back to Washington to make sure that they have federal bipartisan support in emergency funds and in the re-authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program.”

“The members of the Bergen County PBA Conference have seen the devastation in Texas and what was caused by Hurricane Harvey,” said Fran O’Rourke, the Bergen County PBA Conference PAC Chairman. “The PBA Conference Chairman was reached out to by Todd Harris, the President of the combined law enforcement association of Texas, hoping that there was any way New Jersey could help the first responders in Texas. We’re helping with relief for first responders, EMTs — any type of first responders that need our help.”

Below: A photo of Congressman Gottheimer with members of the Bergen County PBA outside of the Paramus Police Department.


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