Senator Marty Golden To Host Meeting For Tornado Victims With Officials

Martin J. Golden

September 05, 2007

Brooklyn-State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will host ameeting for Brooklyn victims of the recent tornado on Tuesday,September 18, 2007 at the Bay Ridge Community Service Center, located at 6935-4th Avenue, at 6:30 p.m. Senator Golden, as well as representatives from the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Buildings and the American Red Cross, will be present to answer questions and address concerns.

Senator Golden has provided assistance to victims of the tornadosince it occurred on August 8, 2007 and has been working closelywith local families and city agencies to resolve the devastation caused by the tornado damage. The meeting will provide information to those who are experiencing ongoing problems returning to their homes. Business owners who were affected by the tornado are
encouraged to attend as well to resolve any issues with their businesses.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "Hundreds of individuals in thiscommunity were affected by the tornado, with families completelydisplaced from their homes and left with nothing but the clothes on
their backs. We have worked hard to get these families assistanceas quickly as possible so that they could return to their everydaylives as best and as quickly as possible. Some of those affected
are still trying to get back on track, such as with the obtaining of building permits, and that is why I am holding this meeting."

Senator Golden continued, "The impact on our homes and commericial enterprises was significant, but the resolve of our community overcame this disaster and allowed our businesses to quickly return to full operation. We will continue to assist any businesses who are still facing difficulties."

Chinese and Arabic translators will be present at the meeting as well. Any questions please contact Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.