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Governor Cuomo Continues Volunteer Initiative to Serve New Yorkers During Thanksgiving Holiday

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Albany, NY (November 17, 2012)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today continued a Thanksgiving volunteer initiative, which began last year, where senior staff members from the Cuomo administration will participate in volunteer activities around the state as New Yorkers gather to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. In particular, many volunteer activities in the downstate regions will help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 

“This Thanksgiving should be a time of giving back to those in need, especially to the many New Yorkers who are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy,” Governor Cuomo said. “Many people have already shown incredible compassion and generosity over the past several weeks, from volunteering to help communities rebuild, to donating to recovery efforts, and we need that work to continue. My administration is committed to continuing our tradition of giving back to the community during the Thanksgiving holiday and with a special focus on those New Yorkers who need help recovering from the storm during these difficult times. We encourage all those who can to join us this holiday season in giving back to help our fellow New Yorkers.”

 

The volunteer initiative will continue throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. Cuomo Administration staff will volunteer at the following locations today:

 

Barbara Fiala, Commissioner of New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, helps distribute meals at St. Mary’s of Assumption Catholic Church Thanksgiving Food Drive.
37 Feyette Street
City of Binghamton
Broome County

 

Juanita Williams, Department of Labor’s Central New York Regional Representative, helps prepare apple pies to be delivered to the homebound and elderly at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church Apple Pie Bake Off.
127 Chapel Drive
City of Syracuse
Onondaga County

 

Darryl Towns, Commissioner of New York State Homes and Community Renewal, boxes Thanksgiving meals for under-resourced families and those displaced by the storm at the Boxes of Love Packing Party.
Here’s Life Inner City
9-11 44th Drive
Long Island City
Borough of Queens, New York City
Queens County

 

Thomas Pericak, Division Director of the Thruway Authority, Buffalo Division, prepares and serves lunch at St. Vincent DePaul Society.
1298 Main Street
City of Buffalo
Erie County

 

Gladys Carrion, Commissioner of New York State Office of Children and Family Services, packs Thanksgiving baskets at God’s Love We Deliver.
166 Avenue of the Americas
Borough of Manhattan, New York City
New York County

 

Jerry Boone, Commissioner of New York State Department of Civil Service, and Karen Rae, Deputy Secretary for Transportation, pack food baskets at the Schenectady County Food Service Programs Basket Pick Prep.
William C. Keane Elementary School
1252 Albany Street
City of Schenectady
Schenectady County

 

Alphonso David, Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights, packs gift bags at New York City Rescue Mission.
90 Lafayette Street
Borough of Manhattan, New York City
New York County

 

Joe Hamm, Department of Labor’s Finger Lakes Regional Representative, sorts, boxes and loads canned food onto trucks for delivery to the under-privileged.
Foodlink
Wintergarden Café
1 Bausch and Lobm Place
City of Rochester
Monroe County

 

Clifford Donaldson, Department of Labor’s North Country Regional Representative, prepares and serves meals at the Long Lake Wesleyan Church Thanksgiving Dinner.
1120 Deerland Road
Village of Long Lake
Hamilton County

 

Frank Murray, President and CEO of New York State Energy Research and Design Authority, serves food at Green Tech Charter High School’s “Feed the Community.”
321 Northern Boulevard
City of Albany
Albany County

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