9:30 and 11:15 am
Rev. Robin Tanner preaching.
We will hear from a member of the Ironbound Community in our service and go deeply into the story of the Ironbound Community in Newark, New Jersey. Plate collection for EELC continues.
Modesto Vieira, a resident of the Manufacturers Place residential area of Newark’s Ironbound section, will speak about the dangerous situation that he and his neighbors face due to the toxic fumes seeping into their homes from the contaminated ground on which their houses were built. Modesto moved to the US from Portugal in the early 1970s. He has lived on Manufacturers Place for 12 years with his wife, who is from Brazil. Modesto and his wife helped organize the neighborhood when they first learned about the contamination, even hosting meetings in their garage.