Ribbon-Cutting Inaugurates Handicapped Vans to Community
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Ribbon-Cutting Inaugurates Handicapped Vans to Community; Funded by Congressman Jerry Nadler
by Ezra Friedlander
Brooklyn January 10, 2016 - Elected officials including
State Senator Simcha Felder and Councilman Brad Lander joined with community
leaders and organizational heads marking the delivery of special handicapped accessible transport vans to benefit the community, a joint project of Boro Park Jewish Community Council, a major provider of social services for the Boro Park community and Hamaspik of Kings County, a provider for children and adults with special needs. Indeed, as community residents looked on, dignitaries gathered
to cut the ribbon inaugurating specialty handicapped accessible
transit vans. These vehicles, funded through a grant from Congressman
Jerrold Nadler are specially outfitted, handicapped and wheelchair
accessible, and their purpose is to transport seniors and disabled
people to everyday tasks such as doctor visits shopping social centers
or any other need.
"Today is a proud day for our community as we inaugurate
this much needed transportation service together with our wonderful
partners at Hamaspik ", declared Rabbi Yeruchim Silber, Executive
Director BPJCC. "I would like to express my sincere thanks to
Congressman Nadler for providing the funding for these vehicles."
Joel Freund, Executive Director of Hamaspik of Kings County announced that the "vans are already in use enhancing the quality of life for our most vulnerable, indeed we are most grateful to Congressman Nadler".
his remarks, Congressman Nadler highlighted that these special
outfitted vehicles will provide "transportation for those who need it
most throughout Brooklyn" and praised the JCC of Boro Park and Hamaspik
of Kings County for their stellar service.