February 23 ritesh The Shah Charity Pharmacy was approved by the New Jersey Pharmaceutical Council as the first charity pharmacy in New Jersey, a press release said.
This step in the regulatory process clears the way for the charity
free donation of medicines to uninsured and underserved patients.
The organization intends to open in April at 224 Shrewsbury Ave., Red Bank. In addition to
by dispensing free medicines, the pharmacy will serve as a hub for community partners to interact with those in need and provide peripheral social services. He will also work with local schools to provide vaccinations to students, the press release said.
“For many years, I helped patients at their local pharmacies who could not afford medication,” said founder Ritesh Shah. “I am now happy to help ensure that those in need have free blood pressure, diabetes and other medications to help control and prevent chronic disease.”
Shah, the founder of the charity pharmacy, is the local owner of a five-seater pharmacy in Monmouth County.
The grant is $ 217,500 The state, which is expected to help restore the Tinton Falls Public Library, has been approved by the district council.
On March 1, the council members passed a resolution approving the project of future construction of the library and registration of a grant agreement with the state. The grant was awarded by the state in January.
The Tinton Falls Public Library, 664 Tinton Ave., was established and operated by the Tinton Falls Public Library Association. The library operates independently of the Monmouth County Library System.
The library was closed by municipal authorities in August 2017 when mold was found in the building. The building is owned by the floor. Renovation of the building was estimated at more than $ 400,000.
Board member Dr Lawrence Dobryn, who is liaison with the governing body’s library, said the council’s resolution was needed so the state could finalize the $ 217,500 agreement by April 12. A similar resolution was approved by the Tinton Falls Public Library Association on March 3rd.
Dobryn also said the grant could only be used for construction purposes and would not fund other expenses, including furniture, books, computers and staffing.
“Funding is still crucial to the Tinton Falls Public Library Association,” he said, noting that this year, district officials have allocated $ 150,000 to the Library Association.
On April 2, a children’s fashion show will be held at the Mahala F. Atchisan Primary School from 2 pm to 5 pm to raise additional funds for the restoration of the library. This year, according to representatives of the library association, additional fundraising is planned.