2003-12-19 / Community

Meeks Delivers For Needy in Holiday Season

Christmas and Hanukkah will ar rive a few days early for dozens of needy families in southeastern Queens and Far Rockaway thanks to Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY).A0 The representative is scheduled to deliver over 1,000 toys, receiving blankets, infant undergarments and sleepers for children of all ages be tween now and Christmas.A0 The items, which were donated by a consortium of businesses, will be distributed to families in public housing and shelters.

"The holiday season is a special time to be enjoyed by the humblest of individuals.A0 Yet, there are many who lack basic necessities, much less the abundance that we have come to associate with the season," the representative noted.A0 "It is a time to count one’s bles sings, give thanks and reach out to those who are not as fortunate.A0 I seek to assist our neighbors, young or old, who may be in need and to assure them that our entire community supports them during this joyous season."

Among the distribution points for the items are the Ocean Bay Houses Community Center After School Pro gram, andA0theA0Skyway Family Shel ter (Motor Inn).

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