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A.J. Perri Cares Veterans Program

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We all love New Jersey. And we all want to be able to give back to the community that’s given us so much. That’s why A.J.Perri created AJP Cares, an outreach program started in 2017 to provide heating, A/C, and water heater relief along with free installation to our local veterans in need of a little help.

Through partnerships with local TV and radio stations such as ABC7-TV (NY), Thunder 106 (NJ), and 107 The Boss (NJ), we’ve had the pleasure of helping many deserving New Jersey veteran and active military families. It is truly an honor and a privilege to give back to those who selflessly served our community and country so that we may continue to enjoy our many freedoms.

This program has become incredibly important to all of the employees at A.J. Perri and as a result it’s not uncommon to see our staff working on other volunteer projects or civic opportunities which are involved in helping veterans. They often face incredible challenges and hardships as a result of their service and their stories make us appreciate all that we have even more.

You may even see us in your neighborhood, sleeves rolled up, working to make New Jersey a better place to live. It’s all part of our plan to extend a helping hand to the community we’ve served for over 50 years.


And our winners for this spring’s A.J. Perri Cares program have been selected.

The winner from Thunder 106 is John Palombo. John served in the military for a total of 24 years. Four of those years were as active-duty personnel, and twenty with the National Guard, Department of Defense. He currently lives in Manahawkin, New Jersey with his wife.

And our other winner, from 107.1 The Boss, was Scott Zabe. Scott is a retired Navy Veteran who currently lives in Middletown, New Jersey with his wife Lauren and two sons. He served in the Navy for over eight years and deployed twice with the USS Truman.

Our well-deserving winners will soon be receiving their new furnace, air conditioner, and water heater. Keep your eyes here to learn more about our winners.


Also, check out the videos below to learn more about some of our recent winners and hear their stories:

John Palombo – Manahawkin, NJ

Scott Zabe – Middletown, NJ

Johnathan Baumann – Brick, NJ

Thomas Winemiller – Brick, NJ

Rob Felicito – Brick, NJ

Michael Ross – Point Pleasant, NJ

Naomi Ganley – Brick, NJ

*Nicole Hiller – Brick, NJ

*Carla Biondi – Clark, NJ

The Stortz Family – Point Pleasant, NJ

Patrick O’Niell Installation

Diaz Installation

Robertsons Installation

Gaines Installation

Ozario Installation

* In 2020, a special version of AJP Cares extended the program to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. The effort ran nation-wide with our parent company ARS. A.J. Perri/ARS Healthcare Heroes awarded two essential workers with new home comfort equipment in honor of their service and dedication.

Felicito Installation

Winemiller Installation – Bricktown, NJ