BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Cruisers Car Club recently presented a donation of $1,000 to Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville to support the hospital’s Emergency Response Fund.

The donation was raised as part of the Bloomfield Center Alliance’s (BCA) Cruise Night Car Show series, which took place in the downtown district over several Wednesday evenings in June and July. The funds were collected from participating car owners, with additional funds received through individual donations and a contribution from the Bloomfield Cruisers.

BCA Executive Director Ollyn Lettman joined members of the car club to present a check for $1,000 to Clara Maass officials last month at Universal Technical Institute’s Bloomfield campus.

“In light of the challenge facing this community and the incredible work of the doctors, nurses, and other frontline staff at Clara Maass Medical Center, the Bloomfield Center Alliance want to thank those classic car owners who came out during this summer’s Cruise Night Shows in Bloomfield Center and contributed to this worthy cause,” Lettman said.

Celeste Oranchak, vice president of development at the Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation, said the gift will support the many “heroes of healthcare” at the hospital, who kept patient care a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It warms my heart to know that we have partners in our community who are here to support our team especially during the most challenging and unprecedented period of time,” Clara Maass President/CEO Mary Ellen Clyne said.

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