Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Max Rose (NY-11)
Photos from the donation HERE.
Congressman Max Rose joined representatives of the Museum of Korean American Heritage and the Republic of Korea’s Consul General of New York yesterday to donate 2,200 masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) to Crossroads Unlimited, Inc., a nonprofit organization on Staten Island which provides care to individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges.
“For so many in our disability community here on Staten Island, distance learning or care just simply isn’t possible,” Rose said. “Due to the need for in-person care and assistance, proper PPE is critical and today’s donation will go a long way towards supporting the amazing work at Crossroads Unlimited. We’re truly grateful for the generosity of the Korean American Heritage Museum.”
Joining Rose at Monday’s donation were: Minsun Kim, President of the Korean American Heritage Museum; Ambassador Won-sam Chang, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York; and leadership from Crossroads Unlimited.
“Today, the Korean American community would like to show support for Congressman Max Rose for his positive energy and vibrant leadership,” said Minsun Kim, President of the Museum of Korean American Heritage. “We will continue to help other communities in need, especially those in need of special care. We believe that the real power of our country, the United States, comes from the harmony of its diversity. Our small effort will make our future healthier and better.”
“I personally believe this donation is meaningful in two aspects,” said Ambassador Won-sam Chang, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York. “First, it reflects the Korean people’s heart of gratitude. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War. When we were in great difficulty, the United States came to our aide. Second, this reflects the strong solidarity of the Korean American community. I strongly believe that the Korean community will continue to help the local communities in the U.S. to make people safer, more peaceful and prosperous.”
“We are very appreciative and grateful to Museum of Korean American Heritage and the Republic of Korea’s Consul General for the much needed and generous donation of masks to Crossroads Unlimited Inc. Also, Congressman Max Rose who was instrumental in the exchange,” said Donna Long, Director External Affairs of Crossroads Unlimited, Inc. “This PPE will be utilized by our heroic Direct Support Professionals (DSP) who care for individuals with Developmental Disabilities. They are the frontline workers for this vulnerable population and show up daily to care for them. DSP’s dedication and commitment in these trying times to protect and enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities is inspiring. These masks are vital in the hands on care and protection for all. Thank you so very much for helping Crossroads Unlimited Inc.”