In preparation for Hurricane Irene, Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), secured and today delivered much needed supplies to vulnerable communities and organizations throughout his district.
The supplies, which included sandbags to help hold back potential flood waters, as well as sleeping bags and water, were donated by Bronx and Westchester businesses.
Even after 10 years, the memory of the sacrifices made our first responders on Sept. 11 remains fresh in our minds. However, it's every day that these brave men and women put their lives on the line to protect our neighborhoods and our loved ones. This picnic is one small way to say thank you for the work, the dedication and the courage they show each and every day.
Ferry Point Park
Schley Avenue @ the Hutchinson River Parkway Service Road
Senator Klein with honorees at the Third Annual First Responder Appreciation BBQ.
From left to right, Sgt. Dennis Tierney, Bronx 43rd Precinct, Deputy Inspector Kevin Burke, Former Bronx 50th Precinct Captain and New C.O. of World Trade Center Command, Police Officer Jairo Vasquez of the Port Authority NY and NJ Police Department, Firefighter Dominick Libonati of FDNY Ladder Co. 56, Senator Klein, Firefighter Kevin Adams of FDNY Ladder Co. 56, Firefighter Phil Pillet of FDNY Ladder Co. 56, Lt. Julian Keiser, Pelham Fire Department