Purpose

Awards $500,000 to community organization in Queens, NY to end deadly cycle of gun violence


(New York, NY) – In an effort to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plagues urban communities across the State of New York, Senate President Malcolm A. Smith joined by Senators Addabbo, Huntley, Monserrate, Onorato and Stavisky is poised to announce the first phase of funding for Operation SNUG. The $4 million statewide initiative is designed to support local law enforcement and anti-violence community groups who steer at-risk New Yorkers away from the culture of gangs and illegal guns.


On Thursday, Senator Smith will award the first $500,000 of SNUG funding to King of Kings Foundation, a non-profit organization which works to combat gang activity in Queens County and provide information regarding gang activity and awareness.
 
The funding is being awarded in honor of Kevin Miller, a 13 year old resident of St. Albans who was murdered last week by a stray bullet from a nearby gun fight.


WHO:
Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith       Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
Senator Shirley L. Huntley                                              Senator Hiram Monserrate
Senator George Onorato                                                  Senator Toby Ann Stavisky
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall                 Assemblywoman Barbara Clark
Assemblywoman Vivian Cook                                        Assemblyman William Scarborough
Council Member Leroy Comrie.                                      Council Member James Sanders, Jr
Council Member Thomas White, Jr..                              Family of Kevin Miller


WHERE: Corner of  Linden Boulevard and Springfield Boulevard , St. Albans, New York 11412 *In the event of inclement weather the press conference will be held at Thomasina’s Catering Hall, 205-35 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans, New York 11412*
 
WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2009, 11:00 AM