HAWTHORNE, NJ – Outdoors the Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Corps constructing on Friday morning, Mayor Richard Goldberg, members of the council, DPW, administration, and Hawthorne Stigma Free assembled to boost the Psychological Well being Consciousness flag. It’s the first flag to be flown on the borough’s new flagpole which is particularly for use to acknowledge particular events.
“That is our first flag elevating,” Mayor Goldberg stated. “Hopefully this shall be a month-to-month occasion. It’s a level of neighborhood pleasure and consciousness. In June, we could have Delight Month. In October, we could have home violence consciousness, breast cancer–there is an occasion for every month.”
The Psychological Well being Consciousness flag was donated to the borough and measures 3 toes by 5 toes, raised on the fifteen-foot pole. The flag will fly throughout the month of Could.
The Ambulance constructing has a taller pole already put in which flies the American flag year-round. “We wished a separate pole as a result of the American flag ought to fly by itself and all the time fly above different flags, so that’s the reason we have now completed it this fashion,” Goldberg stated.
Jim Bushoven of Hawthorne Stigma Free invited residents to an occasion being held simply over the border in North Haledon to assist promote psychological well being consciousness.
“We’ve a fantastic stroll at Rockpoint Church on Saturday morning, Could 22,” Bushoven stated. “We’re asking everybody to point out up between 8:30 and 9:00. We are going to get everybody checked in and depend the numbers. The concept is to take time to stroll a mile across the property–four laps across the car parking zone. Afterward, Mayor Goldberg and Mayor George will communicate in regards to the Stigma Free wellness marketing campaign. One in every of our members, who misplaced a son final summer season to substance abuse, shall be talking as she is initiating a undertaking referred to as the Mike Venture. It’s going to be about half-hour of speaking and a stroll. It will make folks really feel a part of the neighborhood, and as that is Psychological Well being Consciousness month the timing is right. We shall be outdoors all the occasion.”
“Although the church is in North Haledon, it overlooks Hawthorne,” Mayor Goldberg stated.
“It is teamwork,” Bushoven stated.