Meeks Presents Checks Around District 5
On Wednesday, February 15, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks completed his two-day community project check presentations in New York’s 5th Congressional District. In total, the Congressman secured $16.3 million to directly support 15 local projects.
“Local projects are pivotal in advancing communities,” Meeks said. “The federal funding allocated for these projects is an investment that expands critical health care services, education, business development and youth engagement for my constituents.”
During the two-day tour, Congressman Meeks visited seven locations to present checks. Locally, he gave $1,000,000 for the YMCA of Greater New York, $257,000 for the Roxbury Volunteer Emergency Services, Inc., $325,000 for the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Inc. and $3,000,000 for the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Episcopal Health Services.
St. John’s will use the funds to improve conditions for their patients in the Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit.
“One of the issues faced by St. John’s is the Hospital’s outdated Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit,” said Jerry Walsh, CEO of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. “With the support of Congressman Meeks, and the latest Congressionally Directed Funding Award, I am happy to say that the Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit renovation project is now fully funded.”