Painters Union District Council 9 Donates Thousands of Groceries, Care Packages and Hot Meals at Hope for Harlem Event

Painters Union District Council 9 Donates Thousands of Groceries, Care Packages and Hot Meals at Hope for Harlem Event
District Council 9 along with First Corinthian Baptist Church and New York State Senator Brian Benjamin donated grocery packages to 2,000 families in addition to care packages, hot meals, and essential items at its Hope for Harlem Event. The proceeds at the event provided thousands of Harlem families with essential items and services including mental health resources and job recruitment information. The organizations also registered individuals to vote and complete the census.
 
“District Council 9 is grateful to have the opportunity to give back to Harlem as our communities continue to struggle with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Joseph Azzopardi, BM/ST of District Council 9. “Harlem is home to a number of essential workers who themselves provide crucial services for their neighborhood. The Hope for Harlem event, in partnership with First Corinthian Baptist Church and NYS Senator Brian Benjamin, has allowed us to show our appreciation for their hard work and help them as much as possible during these unprecedented times.”

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