Christmas in the Rockaways is a success! Dear friends & supporters We had a GREAT time at the Christmas in the Rockaways. It could not have happened without your support, sacrifice, and commitment. We do not even know where to begin to thank you.
Irwin Clare delivered big time as well as Anthony Turner as well as the performers as well as the sponsors as well as the volunteers as well as the gift givers as well as the radio personalities as well as the Churches and as well as JJ Potrikus from Syracuse. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
The following is from Michael R Duncan:
As Superstorm Sandy devastated and battered the Rockaways and the mainland of Southeast Queens, I have been super pre-occupied on how we can make the difference in our community. Right after the Superstorm, I noticed that though there was an outpouring of support to the Rockaways, especially from other communities, we were not represented. For as long as I have been alive, I have always put the community first, yet WE were not as visible in helping our own community. It was then I decided that WE would stand up and support the community. Whether it was getting the Rosedale Soccer Club coaches and volunteers to clean up after Superstorm Sandy or organizing a group to feed and clothe the Sandy victims, or working with the Churches, I wanted us to make a difference. This is why Christmas in the Rockaways was a natural next step. As we had just finished celebrating Thanksgiving and there was much to be thankful for, we could not help but reflect on those who had suffered greatly from Sandy. What better way to prepare for the advent of Christ, than to share with those who are in great need. What started as Christmas project turned out to be a celebration of the best in us.
Dear friends, supporters, brothers, and sisters:
I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW PROUD I AM OF YOU IN STANDING UP FOR THE COMMUNITY. WHAT WE DID AT THE CHRISTMAS IN THE ROCKAWAYS SPEAKS VOLUMES. WE STOOD UP AND SUPPORTED THE COMMUNITY. WE WERE ABLE TO GALVANIZE OUR COMMUNITY TO STAND UP AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER. FOR THAT I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL TO YOU.
(347) 528-4479 Christmas 2012
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