Toms River, New Jersey has another reason to be proud right now! Chris Ashenfelder, a Toms River North graduate is a local hero. Chris is 21 years old and currently living in Hawaii while he serves in the U.S. Navy and now he has one heck of a rescue under his belt!
The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund, based in Monmouth County, was not able to hold its typical run of fundraising events in 2020, and couldn't campaign in schools to help collect daily necessities for active military.
I came across this church one day while on the drive to an event at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. During the trip to Lakehurst, I came across this beautiful stone church. This was about 10 years or more ago.
In 2013, the first year of "Send a Hero Home," the Knights of Columbus Trenton Federation provided transportation home for about a dozen service members. That number steadily increased to 225 by last year.