Fundraiser launched for Bayonne City Councilman

Sal Gullace still hospitalized following a serious accident

As Bayonne City Councilman Sal Gullace remains in the hospital after sustaining a leg injury from an accident involving a garbage truck, a fundraiser has been set up on GoFundMe to support him and his family.

Gullace is still at University Hospital in Newark, where he has undergone multiple surgeries on his leg.

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Supporting Sal

Councilman Gullace was working with the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) on July 24 when the accident occurred.

John Milan Sebik has organized a GoFundMe campaign to help his friend.

“Sal has been through a difficult, painful, trying time the past 31 days and has endured over a dozen surgeries,” Sebik said. “I’m sure we cannot possibly all imagine being holed up in a hospital bed with limited mobility to do anything at all whatsoever until it happens. This is the real reality for Sal.”

Sebik continued: “Anyone who knows Sal, knows that he is always on the go, working hard for not only his family but also the community he lives in. Sal is THAT guy who would always go out of his way to help out anyone at any given time.”

Donna, his wife, and his family have been at his bedside every day, Sebik said.

‘Navigating through tough times’

“Sal is a good friend, a great husband, father to three children and friend to me and many others,” Sebik said. “At this time, I am asking my friends and Sal’s friends to try to pitch in and help out with anything you can to help Sal and his family navigate through these tough times.”

As of Aug. 31, the fundraiser has raised $12,135 out of the $25,000 goal. At this time, it’s not known when Gullace will leave the hospital.

At the Aug. 12 city council meeting, Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski said he was scheduled to have another surgery on Aug. 13.

On the fundraiser webpage, Sebik said Gullace underwent another surgery on Aug. 31. Family and friends of Gullace said he is expected to make a full recovery and may be discharged soon.

In a statement to the Bayonne Community News, Mayor James Davis said, “We are all praying for Sal to make a complete recovery from his injury. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sal and his family.”

Gullace represents the Second Ward, which includes the area from the north side of 16th St. between Newark Bay and Kennedy Blvd. and the north side of 17th St. between Kennedy Blvd. and Constable Hook to and including the south side of 32nd St.

To donate to the fundraiser, go to

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