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Destiny's Bridge

Friday, March 21, 2014 • 7:21am

Please join us on April 1, 2014 at Sussex County Community College in the Performing Arts Center for a screening of the documentary “Destiny’s Bridge”, a true account of a tent city in Lakewood, NJ.  There will be two screenings, the first at 10:30am after which there will be a panel discussion with the film maker and representatives from Operation Chillout. The second showing is at 6:30pm with a panel discussion with Operation Chillout,  the film maker and some of the residents of Tent City.  This is a free event but registration is requested.  Please go to www.tentcity.eventbrite.com to register.  Seating is limited so please reserve your seat now.

You will get a bird’s eye view of what life is like for those who have lost everything and whose address is now third tent from the left. 

Operation Chillout is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to serve the homeless in many ways.  First by meeting the most basic of needs such as housing and food, and then to help these citizens of our state to turn things around and get the help they need to get back on their feet.

Many of our homeless are veterans and Operation Chillout is made up of veterans and those who love vets.  They give their time, money, love and tears to help those less fortunate amongst us. 

Operation Chillout is a grassroots interfaith coalition founded in the year 2000 by concerned volunteers to help a group of homeless Viet Nam veterans living in the open under a railroad trestle in northern NJ. We believe in the inherent worth of every homeless man, woman and child and provide emergency supplies and survival gear to the most vulnerable members of our communities wherever we encounter them. We bring our care to all homeless people without regard to their religious affiliation, ethnic heritage or state of life.

Co-Founder of Operation Chillout, Roger Gottlieb will have a showing of his art in the lobby.  Stop by and have a look at the works of our good friend and Viet Nam veteran.

The college is located at One College Hill Road in Newton, NJ.  Please contact Michael Devilliers at devilliersm@centenarycollege.edu or Sandy Mitchell at sandy@sotafoundation.org for more information.

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