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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Belmar, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation's interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Belmar

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Belmar:

Clay Bowl Effect

The "Clay Bowl" Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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‘Christmas in July’ comes to Belmar, NJ — Big light show aids vets

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, or at least it will be July 1 in Belmar. That's when the Independence Day Light Show takes place 9 p.m. at the Taylor Pavilion.The festivities begin with the national anthem performed by Chris Pinnella, formerly of the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Next will come a 10-minute show that includes ariel effects, flames, fog, and lights. The event culminates with an incredible fireworks event.The event is free but its purpose is to raise money for ...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, or at least it will be July 1 in Belmar. That's when the Independence Day Light Show takes place 9 p.m. at the Taylor Pavilion.

The festivities begin with the national anthem performed by Chris Pinnella, formerly of the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Next will come a 10-minute show that includes ariel effects, flames, fog, and lights. The event culminates with an incredible fireworks event.

The event is free but its purpose is to raise money for rebuilding warriors, which is a charity that supplies service/companion dogs to veterans who are amputees or have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury.

According to Dan Brateris of Raising4 Inc., which is putting on the event:

"It costs roughly $15,000 to properly raise, train, a service dog for their new job of caring for a veteran, this is often a process and a cost that veterans on a fixed income have difficulty affording or coordinating. Properly trained service/companion dogs make an impactful and life-changing difference to a veteran in need and Rebuilding Warriors facilitates all of this, free of charge, to veterans who need it."

Where did the idea for Christmas in July originate?

"The idea came about one day when the crew and I were working on the Christmas Light Show in the frigid weather, I think I recall someone saying something like, why can't we do show when it's warm out, lol. Fundraising for good causes and providing quality low-cost or free entertainment to the community has always been a part of my friends and I’s life, especially since starting the Christmas light show almost 20 years ago"

What is Raising4 Inc?

"Raising4 Inc. is the NJ nonprofit that myself and the other founders of the Christmas Light Show formed a few years ago with the mission of creating and coordinating free or low-cost events that provide help fundraise for worthy causes.

"We started the Christmas show fundraising for RallyCap Sports, and we intend to keep the Christmas show going, but now we are adding an Independence Day show to support rebuilding warriors.

"We may branch out to other types of events in the future. Operating this kind of non-profit is very rewarding, and we are finding new ways to make expansion feasible.

"For example, the Christmas Light Show has always been self-funded, it was our own funds that let the event happen."

The event is sponsored by Jersey Mike's.

"With the Independence Day show, Jersey Mike's Subs agreed to sponsor the event and pay for all the hard costs, this makes the event feasible from a logistics viewpoint and also ensures that every penny of the donations we collect will go directly to rebuilding warriors."

A good time will be had by all

"We are excited for the event. It is a new endeavor for us and we are thrilled to provide an entertaining event to the public that celebrates America and helps our veterans.

"The show time is 9 p.m. we will have music ahead of time and we ask people to arrive early as there may be some road closures for safety reasons. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation to support of Rebuilding Warriors in appreciation of the free event and fireworks. We suggest $25 for a family, $10 per individual.

Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Steve Trevelise only. Follow him on Twitter @realstevetrev.

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New Craft Kitchen Opens in Belmar; Other Dining News

Restaurant Openings:801 Craft Kitchen & Spirits, BelmarThe owners of Belmar’s Beach Haus Brewery have introduced a new restaurant in the same town. The new spot has an American menu and a catalog of local craft beers and spirits on hand. The menu includes prosciutto-and-peach flatbread, vegetarian empanadas, ribeye steak and more. Currently open 5–11 pm fr...

Restaurant Openings:

801 Craft Kitchen & Spirits, Belmar

The owners of Belmar’s Beach Haus Brewery have introduced a new restaurant in the same town. The new spot has an American menu and a catalog of local craft beers and spirits on hand. The menu includes prosciutto-and-peach flatbread, vegetarian empanadas, ribeye steak and more. Currently open 5–11 pm from Thursday-Saturday and 5–8 pm on Sunday. 801 Main Street, Belmar; 732-202-7783

Plantwich, Glen Rock

This 100 percent plant-based café features a variety of “plantwiches.” A special sandwich rotates weekly; the menu also includes grab-and-go treats, protein bites, chickpea tuna and more. Currently open five days a week; closed Monday and Tuesday. 251 Rock Road, Glen Rock; 201-389-6153

Azure Greek Mediterranean, Morristown

A new Mediterranean restaurant is heading to Morristown. What was previously Madame Thai on Pine Street is in the process of becoming Azure Greek Mediterranean. Signs went up to let patrons know the new restaurant is coming, but no opening date has been announced yet. 3 Pine Street, Morristown

Boatyard, Point Pleasant

Offering coastal fare with drinks and a full bar, Boatyard plans to open sometime this month. This will be the Fahey Restaurant Group’s fourth Shore spot, following Cross & Orange in Asbury Park, Joe’s Surf Shack in Lake Como and Reef & Barrel in Manasquan. Follow Boatyard’s Instagram for news of the exact opening date. 401 Broadway, Point Pleasant

Restaurant Closings:

Ice Cream by Mike, Ridgewood

This popular shop has closed for good. Owner Mike Elias made his own ice cream base using imported ingredients from Italy and France, plus fresh fruits and vegetables from the Garden State. The last official day of operation was August 14. 305 E Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood

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Belmar Elementary School Soccer team comes back to win Championship

This is the first championship the Belmar Elementary School Boys Soccer team has won in four years. The Belmar Elementary School Boys Soccer Team came back to beat Spring Lake Heights 4-2 to win the championship Friday afternoon. This is the first championship the Belmar Elementary School Boys Soccer team has won in four years. The Belmar Elementary School Boys Soccer Team came back to beat Spring Lake Heights 4-2 to win the championship Friday afternoon. ...

This is the first championship the Belmar Elementary School Boys Soccer team has won in four years.

The Belmar Elementary School Boys Soccer Team came back to beat Spring Lake Heights 4-2 to win the championship Friday afternoon.

This is the first championship the Belmar Elementary School Boys Soccer team has won in four years.

The Belmar Elementary School Boys Soccer Team came back to beat Spring Lake Heights 4-2 to win the championship Friday afternoon.

BELMAR, NJ - Stakes were high during the Friday afternoon’s championship game at Spring Lake Heights School's soccer field, where the Belmar Elementary School Boys Team came back to beat Spring Lake Heights 4-2 and took the gold.

Belmar was down 2-1 at the half, until scoring in the first few minutes of the second half to tie it up, followed by a corner kick header to take the lead with about eight minutes left in the game. The boys then tacked on a fourth goal to clinch their victory with five minutes left in the game.

Brian Basaman, BES phys ed. teacher and boys soccer coach for 10 years, was sure that the team was the best in the division, and said that they really showed it on the field Friday. “It felt great, we knew all year… I kept telling my team ‘If we all play well at the same time we’re the best team,’” Basaman said. “We haven’t seen it all year, but it really showed up today. I think adrenaline just does that to kids, the adrenaline of knowing it’s a championship game, so they’re focused. I don’t have to get their focus, it’s there.”

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Belmar Elementary finished fourth place in their division, and were able to beat their opponents in the semi-finals. Spring Lake Heights beat the undefeated team in their semi-finals, clinching their position in the championship game.

“Congratulations to the Belmar team for their championship victory,” a Spring Lake Heights School Facebook post read. “Thanks to all the fans for their support! The sidelines were filled with students of all ages, alumni, teachers, families and community members!”

Scoring Belmar’s first goal was Myles Carstens, who got to celebrate both the championship win and his birthday on Friday. Also scoring were Shawn Hartelius, Bryan Sanchez Bautista and Kai Lomas. Locking down the goal was Jack Nicolay, and despite this season being his first time as goalie, he “did a great job.”

Belmar Elementary School Principal Sarah Wilton attended the game, and said that their boys “came to play.” “They played together and with so much heart. Every player on the team gave everything they had. When the other team got tired, we just kept going,” she told TAPinto. “We had a supportive fan base today including parents, staff, students and former students. It was amazing to see the pride our community has for our school. This team will always remember this day! Congratulations boys and coach Basaman!”

Belmar paid $1.2M to Business Administrator Kirschenbaum’s brother-in-law for a contaminated property

Belmar spent $1.2M to purchase a contaminated property owned by Business Administrator Kirschenbaum’s brother-in-law.BELMAR, NJ — Following the fall of the 93-year-old Belmar First Aid Squad in April 2021, and a contentious, unsuccessful back and forth regarding the borough’s effort to purchase the BFAS’s former headquarters using...

Belmar spent $1.2M to purchase a contaminated property owned by Business Administrator Kirschenbaum’s brother-in-law.

BELMAR, NJ — Following the fall of the 93-year-old Belmar First Aid Squad in April 2021, and a contentious, unsuccessful back and forth regarding the borough’s effort to purchase the BFAS’s former headquarters using eminent domain proceedings, the borough of Belmar bought a former gas station and auto shop as its prospective EMS headquarters.

In February, the borough passed

that allowed them to purchase Belmar Auto Service for $1.2 million, which it plans to renovate to accommodate EMS and one fire company. The

however had already taken place on January 20. The building’s previous owner, Nick Janides, is Belmar Business Administrator Ed Kirschenbaum’s brother-in-law, which leads to potential ethical complications regarding the purchase of the property.

Publicly available records show that Kirschenbaum never disclosed the relationship with the council members prior to them spending $1.2M to purchase the property. In a phone interview with Kirschenbaum, TAPinto asked if he ever did disclose the relationship with council members, but he refused to answer the question and abruptly hung up.

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Since Kirschenbaum didn’t recuse himself from the public discussions of the property purchase, he is at risk of violating the Local Government Ethics Law, which states: “No local government officer or employee or member of his immediate family shall have an interest in a business organization or engage in any business, transaction, or professional activity, which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of his duties in the public interest,” and, “No local government officer or employee shall use or attempt to use his official position to secure unwarranted privileges or advantages for himself or others.”

The property itself, located at 1200 Main Street, has also been revealed to be environmentally contaminated. According to a

from June 16, the property has undergone an environmental study report indicating “significant soil contamination on the property, which, in the estimate of the soil remediation company will cost approximately $250,000 to remediate and clean up.” Janides agreed to permit an escrow to be held by the borough in the amount of $300,000. The property had been listed for sale on-and-off since March 2019, until the borough decided to purchase it.

The borough’s plans for the building, once remediation is completed, are renovations involving the removal of the front side of the building, formerly the gas station, allowing easier access/exit for emergency vehicles. Along with the implementation of locker and meeting rooms, storage areas, training facilities, a kitchen, etc., the borough intends to make the left side of the building the fire department headquarters, and the right side of the building for EMS.

The project has an estimated cost of $600,000 to $800,000 and is expected to be completed in 18 months to two years. The borough is hoping to sell the Hook and Ladder Firehouse on 11th Avenue to offset the construction expenses, but there is currently no indication that anyone is interested in purchasing the property from the town. Additionally, the potential sale wouldn’t take place until the Main Street construction is completed.

While this building would house Hook and Ladder Fire Company and the EMS, the other two firehouses in Belmar on 7th Avenue and 9th Avenue would remain.

Operating within the new headquarters would be Belmar’s EMS, who recently entered a shared service agreement with Manasquan, Lake Como and Sea Girt effective this past July. The agreement entails Belmar EMS serving as the primary first responder for participating towns: Manasquan, Sea Girt, Lake Como and of course Belmar itself.

Talks of the agreement officially started in February, and it was in May that the mayor and council adopted Resolution No. 2022-90, entering the shared service agreement. According to the resolution, the purpose of the agreement is “to conserve resources and to provide for a more efficient and more economically sound dispatching services.”

While volunteers from Manasquan First Aid continue to help during high EMS call times, Belmar EMS serves as the main responders with eight full-time employees, one full time supervisor and other part-time employees. Additionally, there is one 24/7 ambulance operating, along with a 10-hour ambulance during the day-time. During the 18-week summer period from May to September, there is increased staffing and an additional one to two ambulances for weekend hours.

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Family of Ukrainian Refugees make Belmar their new home

Roman Kivshyk and his wife Ekaterina, along with their two children Makar and Valeria, have fled from Kyiv, Ukraine and have found refuge in Belmar, New Jersey. BELMAR, NJ - It was a cold February morning when Roman Kivshyk and his family awoke to the sounds of missile explosions in their hometown of Kyiv, Ukraine. Like many others, the Kivshyks soon packed their car and headed towards the border, beginning their journey as refugees. After days of uncertainty, fear, and sitting in miles of traffic, the Kivshyks escape...

Roman Kivshyk and his wife Ekaterina, along with their two children Makar and Valeria, have fled from Kyiv, Ukraine and have found refuge in Belmar, New Jersey.

BELMAR, NJ - It was a cold February morning when Roman Kivshyk and his family awoke to the sounds of missile explosions in their hometown of Kyiv, Ukraine. Like many others, the Kivshyks soon packed their car and headed towards the border, beginning their journey as refugees. After days of uncertainty, fear, and sitting in miles of traffic, the Kivshyks escaped what would become the war-torn capital of Ukraine. Months later, they’d find refuge in the United States, specifically in the small New Jersey coastal town of Belmar.

Roman, along with his wife Ekaterina and children Valeria and Makar, made Belmar their home on September 20, and have been enjoying it so far. “It’s a great place, you know, it’s great being a few blocks from the sea, from the ocean,” Kivshyk told TAPinto. “We have great neighbors, everything, the community is the best.”

Kivshyk works remotely in IT, specifically as a project manager for Luxoft, a New York City-based software company. Additionally, his children are currently enrolled at Belmar Elementary School, and he says that they are enjoying it.

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“The school is just the best school ever, they pay attention to all groups and give support,” Kivshyk said. “Everyday they’re asking if we’re doing okay, so we (thank them.)”

Kivshyk said his time in Belmar has been a change of pace, particularly after the long journey he and his family went through not just to come to the United States, but their exodus from Ukraine, a process that took many days.

“We heard the sounds of missiles, explosions, close to my house, and that was at 5 a.m. in the morning,” he said. “Military airplanes were flying close to our building, so I decided to go… But we had no idea where.”

The Kivshyks headed to the country of Moldova, a bordering country just southwest of Ukraine. After packing their luggage in their car, the Kivshyks embarked on a 50-60 hour drive to Moldova, which was typically a 7-hour drive before the Russian invasion.

“It’s only 500 kilometers (310 miles), but there was a huge traffic jam… We were stuck in Kyiv for about five hours, but after that, imagine a long, long line of cars… We were driving maybe three kilometers (1.8 miles) per hour,” he said, “On our way out of Kyiv, you could see a lot of fire, to the left you could see smoke, and planes… It’s frustrating (because) the whole time you're searching for new information like ‘Where are we now? What is the next step?’”

Kivshyk said that when they reached the border, the lines did not stop. He said the line to leave Ukraine at the border stretched nearly 25 miles. “We were staying in this line, for the first night I (had not slept,) driving slowly like in the traffic jam… moving 200 or 300 meters (270 yards) in six or five hours,” he said.

Kivshyk found the shortest line on his second day of approaching the border, which he and his family waited in for over six hours, eventually crossing the border early in the morning. After a long, stressful trek from their hometown, and days of sleeping in their car, the Kivshyk’s were given a hotel room in Moldova where they could finally rest before figuring out the next step of their journey.

Kivshyk said that he wasn’t aware that western European countries were taking in refugees, and was looking for an area that wasn’t too expensive for him and his family to live. After deciding to move to the United States, and then New Jersey specifically, he was looking at areas including Jersey City, but eventually decided that Belmar would be his family’s new home.

Kivshyk said since they’ve arrived, a number of generous residents have helped them by donating supplies to the family, and even some toys for the kids, including a bicycle.“We were very surprised how kind people are around us in Belmar. The first time we met our neighbors, we told our story and we got a lot of support, everything,” Kivshyk told TAPinto. “It’s good support, and we’re just thankful for how Belmar treats the community, and their culture, it’s truly great.”

Lauren Vasile, Supervisor of Special Services at Belmar Elementary School, said, "Here at BES we welcome students from all backgrounds. Diversity, inclusion and acceptance are what makes our school a special place. It's been a pleasure getting to know and support the Kivshyk family."

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