Riverview Medical Center Foundation dedicates fireworks display to frontline heroes

RED BANK – To safeguard supporters, the Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation will not be hosting the annual family fireworks on the Navesink event this year.

However, the traditional fireworks display will still go off between 9:15-9:30 p.m. July 3 and will be dedicated to the community’s front line workers, including health care heroes and other essential personnel, according to a press release.

“Fireworks on the Navesink River are a time-honored tradition and while we are not able to gather in person, we are thrilled to be able to put them on the for the community as a way to express our gratitude for the heroes among us, while raising money for a great cause,” says Robert C. Garrett, chief executive officer, Hackensack Meridian Health.

“Riverview Medical Center has invested an extraordinary amount of funds to acquire ventilators, disinfecting machines, temporary tenting and personal protective equipment to fight COVID-19 and to prepare for any potential resurgences, making community support more important than ever,” Garrett said.

The fireworks are traditionally visible along the Navesink River in the section nearest the Oceanic Bridge, according to the press release.

Donations in support of the ongoing efforts at Riverview Medical Center to care for patients during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, as well as to help offset costs of the fireworks display, may be made at HackensackMeridianHealth.org/RMCFireworks, by calling 201-317-5397 or emailing michelle.casserly@hackensackmeridian.org