Gianaris, Borough President Richards Hosted Cleaning Supplies Distribution Event
October 15, 2021
Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards on October 12 hosted a cleaning supplies distribution event for Woodside neighbors impacted by Hurricane Ida. (Photo: Senator Michael Gianaris)
WOODSIDE, NY – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards on October 12 hosted a cleaning supplies distribution event for Woodside neighbors impacted by Hurricane Ida. Woodside on the Move joined Senator Gianaris and Borough President Richards’ office. The supplies were donated by The Home Depot. Dozens of area residents picked up cleaning supplies, meals, and pantry staples donated for the event.
“Hurricane Ida upended lives and caused significant damage that continues to this day. We must be here to help our neighbors recover,” said Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris. “I’m proud to partner with Borough President Richards and Woodside on the Move to help our community.”
“Storm recovery isn’t an overnight process, and my office is committed to doing all we can for as long as necessary until all our families impacted by Ida’s historic devastation are made whole again,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Jr. “Thank you to Senator Gianaris, Woodside on the Move and Home Depot for helping make this critical distribution of supplies possible.”
“Residents of Western Queens have been disproportionately impacted by Hurricane Ida. With cleaning supplies in need for recovering families, I’d like to thank Senator Gianaris and Queens Borough President Richards in proactively leading this effort for our communities,” said Steven Raga, Executive Director for Woodside on the Move.
The leaders urged neighbors to replace their cleaning supplies following clean-up efforts from Hurricane Ida. Reusing mops, brooms, buckets, and other equipment to clean up water damage that may have been caused by sewer overflows can lead to further contamination and the spread of disease.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. George Santos of New York is facing a critical vote to expel him from the House on Friday as lawmakers weigh whether his actions, fabrications and alleged lawbreaking warrant the chamber's most severe punishment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several housing economists are projecting that mortgage rates will ease moderately next year, though the forecasts call for the average rate on a 30-year home loan to remain above 6%.
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday his government was not prepared to “review its goals” in Ukraine — delivering a blunt and confrontational message to Western leaders on a rare trip to a NATO member state.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — English police had 46 supporters of Legia Warsaw in custody Friday after “ 90 minutes of sustained violence " the night before when 1,000 Polish fans arrived to Villa Park but weren't given their tickets to the game against Aston Villa.
Sign up for a subscription
Want to save this article? Get a subscription to access this feature and more!
Have an idea for a story, or know of an event we should cover? We want to hear about it!
The National Herald is the paper of record of the Greek Diaspora community. Through independent journalism, we bring news to generations of Greek-Americans, with stories on the individual, community and international level. Visit and support our 106 year-old sister publication Εθνικός Κήρυξ.
You’re reading 1 of 3 free articles this month. Get unlimited access to The National Herald. or Log In