St. Mother Teresa’s Helping Hands For Houston

Assemblyman Gjonaj (l), Earl Menard (c) and his grandson Conor with Roberta Gjonaj.
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Senator Jeff Klein, assembly members Michael Benedetto and Mark Gjonaj and the Morris Park Community Association sponsored the St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Helping Hands for Houston volunteer effort on Saturday, September 9 at Loreto Park. Many residents and local businesses contributed canned goods, clothing, toiletries, pet food and baked goods to help Houston families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. All proceeds were donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and the Houston Humane Society.

(l-r) Robert De Silva, Ostacio Negron, Aleksander Nilaj, Steve Kaufman, Edith Blitzer, Assemblyman Gjonaj, Monique Johnson, Senator Klein and Joseph McManus worked together to raise money and supplies for the Houston relief effort.
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Senator Klein couldn’t resist the pastries.
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Big Deal Supermarket manager Aurelio Rodriguez (4th from l) and employee Jose Iquierdo (c) presented (l-r) Aleksander Nilaj, Lisa Sorin, Ostacio Negron, Al D’Angelo, Robert DeSilva and Dennis Wales with fresh produce contributed by the store for the humanitarian effort.
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Norma Lopez and Aleksander Nilaj pointed to many lifesaving supplies to be shipped to Houston residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.
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