Serving The Community In Need
Dr. Norbert Sander, the Executive Director of The Armory Foundation, sent a recent update to the Friends of The Armory about the initiatives taken by the organization in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Here is the letter:
Dear Friends of the Armory,
The hurricane hit New York and New Jersey especially hard and I want to tell you the contributions to date by The Armory Foundation helping the recovery:
1. In partnership with the PAL, a 100-man shelter — with cots, facilities and food — has been set up in The Armory to give evacuees and homeless a place of warmth and comfort. We have responded to a direct request by Seth Diamond, Commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services of New York City.
2. We have offered the use of The Armory — Jan. 19, 2013 — for the Borough of Staten Island to hold its track & field championship. We have offered this free of charge to athletes, as well as to spectators and families.
3. I presented a significant donation from The Armory to “Uptown Cares,” a telethon to aid recovering victims on Sun., Nov. 4. This presentation was live on Dominican television with State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Guillermo Linares in the “CUNY in the Heights” studio, during which I was able to express the support of The Armory and its extended family.
4. We additionally sent a significant contribution to the Stephen Siller Foundation at the Borough President of Staten Island’s office offering to help in any way possible.
There are other initiatives being considered at The Armory to help the recovery and I will keep you abreast of them.