Inside Out: S.I. steps up with donations again while live music lives at Aunt Butchies – SILive.com

Posted By on August 16, 2020

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Lunches were donated from Patrizias of Staten island, as well as personal protective equipment for front line staffers to Clove Lakes and Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Centers, the 120 and 121 Police Precincts, and FDNY EMS Station No. 22 and 23, throughout the month of July.

In a collaborative effort between Lunch on US - Staten Island Part ll, UA3, Inc., NY Cosmopolitan Lions /(Roger Ho) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, throughout the month of July lunches donated from Patrizias Ristorante, and personal protective equipment for front line staffers were delivered to Clove Lakes Health Care & Rehabilitation Center and Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, The 120 and 121st police precincts, FDNY EMS Station No 22 and 23. (Courtesy/Roger Ho)Staten Island Advance

To help alleviate the shortage of PPE, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis stepped in to offer assistance.

But it was a collaborative effort between the groupsLunch on US - Staten Island Part ll, UA3, and the NY Cosmopolitan Lions /(Roger Ho).

My office has distributed nearly 75,000 pieces including face shields, masks, gloves, medical gowns and sanitizer, over the course of the pandemic to hospitals, nursing homes and emergency responders and group homes. And we contributed to five drive by Food Drives at pantries across Staten Island, said Malliotakis.

She added: Just like we did after Hurricane Sandy, the community has come together to support one another and show our appreciation for the essential workers who keep us healthy and safe. And this makes me very proud to be a Staten Islander.

COJO-SI COOLS OFF SUMMER 2020 WITH FRUIT DISTRIBUTION

At the Belzer Synagogue in Meiers Corners, the Staten Island Council of Jewish Organizations cooled off summer 2020 with a dairy and summer fruit distribution. These are student volunteers with Mendy Mirocznik, center. (Courtesy/Mendy Mirocznik)Staten Island Advance

At the Belzer Synagogue in Meiers Corners, the Staten Island Council of Jewish Organizations (COJO-SI) cooled off summer 2020 with a dairy and summer fruit distribution.

Mendy Mirocznik, president of COJO, thanked the synagogue for their support, encouragement and enthusiasm in offering the use of the house of worship for the distribution that helped feed a number of community members, friends and fellow Staten Islanders.

Mirocznik shouted praises for Rev. Terry Troia, president of Project Hospitality for coordinating, arranging and making the distribution possible.

Its people like Rev Troia that makes Staten Island such a wonderful community that I am proud to be part of, said Mirocznik. COJO looks forward to our continued partnership and collaborative endeavors with Project Hospitality and to achieve much more for the people of Staten Island. It is through good friends and caring individuals such as Rev. Troia that we will succeed.

This fellowship is the source of energy that will help us overcome as a community the challenges of the COVID- 19 pandemic that we currently face. This cooperative approach gives us the resilience, strength and energy to rebuild even stronger, Mirocznik added.

Scott Maurer, CEO and executive vice-president of COJO remarked, The dairy and summer fruit distribution is one facet of COJOs pantry services. We look forward to continuing our pantry services to make certain that all Staten Islanders receive the food support that is necessary during these difficult times. Together by helping each other we will succeed.

NYPD COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BUREAU AND CLERGY WORK TO GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY

The NYPD Community Affairs Bureau organized a Clergy Working Together to Give Back to The Community Food Give Away" in Tompkinsville. (Courtesy/Mendy Mirocznik)Staten Island Advance

The NYPD Community Affairs Bureau organized a Clergy Working Together to Give Back to The Community Food Give Away in Tompkinsville. The project was the creation of the newly appointed NYPD Community Affairs Bureau Chief Jeffrey Maddrey.

Maddrey hit the ground running in transitioning the Community Affairs Bureau with innovative and exciting Community Partnership endeavors, explained Mendy Mirocznik, COJO president. The Clergy Working Together Food Give Away, is an example of Chief Maddreys ingenuity and vision of bringing diverse members of Staten Island to come together as one in helping to make certain that no Staten Islander goes hungry.

Mirocznik and Ari Weiss, chairman of the COJO Security Committee and Coordinator of the Shomrim, the Staten Island Safety Patrol, assisted. NYPD Chaplain Imam Tahir Kukai of the Albanian Cultural Center, hosted the event at the Cultural Center and Rev. Terry Troia, organized volunteers and managed the community event.

The NYPD shined and their service and dedication is a credit to Chief Maddrey and his hard-working officers who cares about the people they serve, said Scott Mauer.

During these difficult times of COVID, as well as the upheaval that the city is experiencing, its important to unite and pull together in fellowship and friendship. The best way is leading by example. The NYPD in partnership with the diverse clergy and community members of Staten Island have been remarkable, said Mirocznik.

LIVE MUSIC LIVES: LAMBERT AND PORTAS

Al Lambert and Lynn Portas team up Thursday, Aug. 20 at a 6 p.m. show at Aunt Butchie's Italian Restaurant in Richmond Valley. (Courtesy/Al Lambert)Staten Island Advance

If you love live music somewhat of a rarity these days then you wont want to miss a performance by Al Lambert and Lynn Portas Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. under a tent at Aunt Butchies in Richmond Valley.

Diners will be treated to the smooth tunes of the Great American Songbook, including Sinatra and other greats of his era, as well as some light rock.

Two seasoned pros, Lambert and Portas will be performing during two dinner shows at 6 and 8 p.m. Theres a $10 cover charge.

Lambert says: After five months of shut in time so many industries are dying on the vine entertainers, singers, actors, tech people, restaurants, waiters, chefs, cooks and more. Music flows through your bloodstream and reaches your soul.... especially good music , and presses your happiness buttons. and makes you know things will get better.

My passion and my goal is to be back out there and do more live shows than ever and at restaurants and catering halls who sadly have been placed on the front lines of this terrible pandemic, he said. They need our positive help ..they and their employees. We need to get back to our lives, gradually and safely, but to get back we must. Say it with music. Live music lives on - yeah!

Reservations are a must. Phone 718 227-0002.

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