Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that he hosted a reception to thank those who committed their time and energy to serve areas affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
"In the wake of hurricane Katrina and Rita’s devastation numerous residents traveled to aid the storm victims. Gulf Coast hurricane volunteers left their families and their homes to reach out to help their neighbors in need. Once there, these dedicated Long Islanders restored communities and helped rebuild lives. Others raised money and collected food or clothing. Individually and collectively, these volunteers have done something to make this a better place for someone else and by doing that, have made it a better place for us all," said Senator Marcellino.
From the Fifth Senate District 163 volunteers were recognized for their response to the Gulf Coast disaster. The volunteers worked in partnership with local faith congregations, government agencies, businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations. Others saw a need and went on their own to lend an out-stretched hand.
The men and women who volunteer their time, talent, energy and resources exemplify the best qualities of the hardworking and optimistic American spirit. I was thrilled to be able to acknowledge their generosity," concluded Senator Marcellino