A NYCHA tenant leader speaks out.
-Board Members Jean Shafiroff and Jay Moorhead underwrite the event-
(New York, N.Y.) – Striving to help its program participants and community members start the holiday season with a hot meal, the New York City Mission Society provided more than 300 meals at its 14th Annual Thanksgiving Harvest Community Dinner at Minisink Townhouse on Thursday, November 16. New York City Mission Society alumni and staff, Board Members, community members, and volunteers served the meals, while students in the nonprofit’s afterschool free music education program, GRIOT, performed onstage in the auditorium. This event has been underwritten by Board Members Jean Shafiroff and Jay Moorhead. Sponsors and volunteer groups included Chase, Nike, Kohl’s and Whole Foods. “The families we serve face numerous challenges each day, and the holidays can be especially tough,” said New York City Mission Society President Elsie McCabe Thompson.
Riaz Talukder has two sons, a wife battling cancer and more than one potential route to become a legal permanent resident. But after years of ICE check-ins, he’s been told to come to the next one ready to return to Bangladesh.