For Immediate Release: Monday, August 3 2009
SENATOR KEVIN PARKER OFFERS RECESSION PROOF TIPS TO CENTRAL BROOKLYN RESIDENTS
Brooklyn, NY- Concerned constituents visited State Senator Parker’s district office Friday, July 31, 2009 to receive housing, employment and other quality of life resources as part of the six week free summer constituent day events. The free summer event in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), NYC Human Resources Administration, and Brooklyn Housing & Family provided visitors with the most accurate and up-to-date information on topics from tenants rights to nutritional programs. In addition, visitors flocked to the mobile Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) unit in front of Sen. Parker’s district office to purchase their accessible metro cards.
“Today’s quality of life event is another great step towards improving the everyday needs my constituents face on a daily basis,” said Senator Parker. “This event speaks volumes about the resources in our state and my commitment to making sure our neighbors know these resources exist, especially during our current economic times.”
Visitors who met with representatives from NYC Human Resource Administration and the Brooklyn Housing and Family Agency were able to receive information on how to apply for food stamps quickly and easily, bringing an end to their worries on insufficient funds for food, thus saving both time and money. In addition, the MTA drew a crowd where a wide array of travel services for commuters, commercial vehicles and visitors received discounted metro cards as well as updated transit maps.
One visitor who asked to remain nameless commented, “This event will improves awareness in our community and I urge more of my neighbors to come and receive the resources that will help their family’s quality of life.”
The series will culminate with a Small Business Assistance Day on Friday, August 7, 2009. For more information on the event, please contact the district office at 719-629-6401.
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