Senator Jack M. Martins visited the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank recently.
"Long Island Cares does so much for our communities in providing food to those in need," Senator Martins said. "It represents communities working together to address a need. I thank them for all their efforts."
Long Island Cares provides a broad array of programs including food drives, hunger education, job training, kids cafes, mobile outreach vans, new paths to achievement, school tools, and a food pantry.
Senator Jack M. Martins and the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament committee announced that the 7th Annual 3-on-3 Tournament will be played on Saturday, July 16 at Dutch Broadway School in Elmont at the Assemblyman Tom Alfano Basketball Courts, located in the rear of the school. A raindate has been scheduled for July 17. The tournament is free and there is no cost to participate.
Summer's first official day is June 21, and parents who are now beginning to think about sending their children to summer camps can be assured that local politicians are working to ensure more camp safety. An amendment that was introduced by Sen. Jack Martins (R-Elmont) to require directors of overnight, summer day and traveling summer day camps to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment was delivered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 10.
Senator Jack M. Martins will be hosting the New York University College of Dentistry "Smiling Faces, Going Places" Mobile Dental Care Program to provide oral health screenings to children and adults in the Seventh Senate District on Saturday, April 21 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Roberta Nixon Housing, 72 Harbor Homes, Port Washington, New York 11050.
The dental team will provide oral screenings, which include a general inspection of the mouth. No dental treatment will be rendered. At the conclusion of the screening, each patient will receive a "goodie bag" filled with a new toothbrush, toothpaste and oral healthcare information.
Participates in Program That Encourages Medical Professionals to Promote Reading
Senator Jack M. Martins was the guest reader at Winthrop Pediatric Associates on a recent morning as part of the Reach Out and Read Program. The program encourages medical professionals to promote reading to children. The program is utilized at four locations in the Seventh Senate District – Winthrop, Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center of NY in Lake Success, The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY in New Hyde Park and Port Pediatrics in Port Washington.
This year, May 12th is not only Mother's Day -- it also marks the beginning of National Women's Health Week.
Senator Jack M. Martins is pleased to report that he voted to approve two critically important bills that are designed to improve women's health care throughout our state. These measures include the following: