Bridgeport Landing Development recently contributed to Hall Neighborhood House (HNH) to help fund the reopening of the community center. The center serves children between the ages of 2 to 10 and is the first major childcare facility to reopen in the city. In an effort to give back to the community and assist Hall with their daily operations, Robert Christoph Jr. of the RCI Marine Group and Bridgeport Landing Development (BLD) contributed $5000 to Hall Neighborhood House’s opening efforts. In addition, BLD also donated 500 masks to Hall Neighborhood House to help keep its children and faculty safe throughout the current health pandemic. These donations will help Hall Neighborhood House quickly recover from the unexpected expenses and prevent the unwanted spread of COVID-19.
“We love this community of Bridgeport. We want to be active, stay active, and make sure people are safe and have opportunity. Whether it’s giving masks to help keep people safe or money to make sure the kids are taken care of, we are happy to be part of the solution in Bridgeport of getting people back to work,” Robert Christoph Jr. said at a recent press conference. Other local business and community representatives who were present to contribute to Hall Neighborhood House included George Mitchell Jr. of Lockheed Martin, Scott Appleby of The City of Bridgeport who contributed 8,000 PPE masks, Mary Alice Donius of Sacred Heart University, Shawn McBride of W.C. McBride Electric, and City Councilwomen Aidee Nieves and Maria Valle. Each representative spoke about their commitment to HNH and how they will continue to help the community in order to get Bridgeport working again. This citywide effort ensures parents have a safe child care facility they can bring their children to as they return to the workforce.