Mayor W. Reed Gusciora thanked Greater Trenton, the public-private economic development partner with the City, for securing 12 televisions to be used at the new Perry Street Recover Center. The TV’s will replace the ones stolen out of the Center last week before it opened.
“We are extremely grateful that Greater Trenton stepped in to assist us in our efforts to get the Center open,” said Gusciora. “They have proven how important this housing is to our community.”
The City established the emergency shelter to house homeless persons and other vulnerable persons who test positive for COVID during the pandemic. Each person would be housed separately and be enabled to quarantine themselves while they show symptoms of the virus.
“The City of Trenton’s Perry Street Recover Center is a critical resource in the fight against homelessness,” said George Sowa, Greater Trenton Chief Executive Officer. “At a time when our community is so vulnerable, we are very thankful to be able to use our resources to assist others in these unprecedented times.”
Greater Trenton, a 501(c)(3) non-profit uses private funding, and a network of collaborative relationships to advance economic revitalization efforts in the State’s Capital City. But the mayor emphasized that the organization also has a heart and willing to help the City through this health crisis.
“The televisions and other items of comfort motivate the residents to stay in for their quarantine period,” concluded Mayor Gusciora. “With the critical replacement of the stolen TV’s, now our shelter can open its doors for our most at-risk residents.”
Trenton’s Perry Street Recover Center will be opened this week and operated in conjunction with the City’s Health Department and the Trenton Health Team.