SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Leaders of the Saddle Brook community strengthened their partnership further with their most recent meeting and by looking ahead.
The partnership includes government and school officials, religious leaders, a police representative and more as they meet with residents to speak about township issues.
"I was truly inspired by the meeting," the Rev. Christopher Wolf of First Reformed Church said of the Tuesday event. "I am convinced that we have the commitment, competence and compassion to be more than just a name on map - we have the potential to be, as Dr. Martin Luther King described, a 'beloved community.'"
The community leaders discussed finding senior citizens and at-risk youth to help.
Mayor Robert White said they found a family with a child with leukemia that they would like to help going forward.
White said the partnership meetings are going well.
"We're basically trying to set up the foundation right now and go from there," White told Daily Voice. "We're still at the beginning but we're looking to hopefully expand the partnership. Maybe get more businesses involved."
The next meeting will be held May 24 at the senior center, 8 Caldwell Ave. For more information, contact the mayor's office at 201-587-2903.