ADDABBO HONORED BY RED CROSS

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On Friday, March 26, the American Red Cross in New York State honored six elected officials — including State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. — as its 2021 State Legislators of the Year.

According to the American Red Cross, Addabbo was recognized in part for his efforts to aid residents whose lives were deeply affected by Hurricane Sandy in late October 2012. As a member of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy, Addabbo helped his community recover and rebuild from the devastating storm.

Additionally, Addabbo also distinguished himself from other legislators in New York by partnering with the Red Cross to personally deliver food and essential supplies as part of a critical mission in Queens during the height of the COVID pandemic.

The Red Cross further noted Addabbo’s efforts to prepare his constituents for the event of a disaster by co-hosting a series of virtual Citizen Preparedness Corps emergency preparedness presentations, and promoting the Red Cross Home Fire Safety campaign by encouraging them to sign up for free smoke alarm installations.

“Helping people remain safe — especially during an emergency situation — is one of the cornerstones of my job as an elected official. I greatly appreciate the efforts Red Cross have undertaken in my district throughout the years. I look forward to continuing the great work that we do together,” Addabbo said.

 

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