The South Orange Rescue Squad has announced that several fundraisers will be held throughout 2014 in order to raise money for their new headquarters. The SORS headquarters had been located on Third Street for over 40 years, however it has since been torn down in order to make way for the Third and Valley mixed use development. SORS has been located in a converted house and garage on Fourth Street since March.
According to SORS captain Dan Cohen. the first fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 9pm to 12am at Bunny's Restaurant, 14 West South Orange Avenue in South Orange. The "fundraiser at Bunny's will be a fun night of music, food, drinks and a live auction of lots of great prizes and gift certificates from local merchants", said Cohen. "Admission is free but a portion of the bar proceeds will be donated to SORS and in addition to the auction, there will be opportunities for people to make a donation".
The new headquarters will be located on Sloan Street next to the South Orange Fire Department headquarters. Cohen added that although the Jonathan Rose Companies, the developer for Third and Valley, donated $1.1 million to pay for the new headquarters. "we need to raise more in order to complete the project and furnish the building".
Those willing to donate to SORS can send donations to South Orange Rescue Squad 13 Fourth Street South Orange, NJ 07079.
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