Loved and Lost, a statewide collaborative to document the lives lost to COVID-19 in NJ

COVID victims (Courtesy of Loved and Lost)

Did you lose a loved one to COVID-19? Add their name to “Loved and Lost“.

As the number of confirmed and probable deaths due to COVID-19 in New Jersey exceeds 16,000, journalists across the state are joining together to tell the stories of the people we’ve lost.

Loved and Lost is a new statewide media collaborative with a goal to name and celebrate the life of every New Jersey resident who died of COVID-19. It is being coordinated by the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, and is funded in part thanks to a grant from The Nicholson Foundation. The project originally began as an effort led by NorthJersey.com/The Record, and MercerMe is a partner.

If you know someone who has died due to COVID-19, please accept our deepest condolences. You can use the form below to submit their name, which will be verified and added to the wall of names on LovedAndLostNJ.com. As we are able to, a journalist from one of the partner news organizations in Loved and Lost will be in touch to do a story about your loved one.

If you have any questions about the project, please email info@lovedandlostnj.com. 

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.

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