Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato presented three large checks to local fire departments this weekend, the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Dept. the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Dept. and Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Dept as the community commemorated the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Through her position in the State Assembly, Pheffer Amato was able to secure a combined total of $1,500,000.
The Assemblywoman made the three announcements with crowds erupting into cheer. “In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it was our Vollies who jumped in and helped all of us. This is capital money that can be used to help further the good work these fire departments do in Roxbury, Broad Channel and Breezy Point. Whether it be expanding the building, buying needed equipment or lifesaving apparatuses, I am so proud to support their dedicated work with this funding. In this community we take care of each other, and as your Assemblywoman I am working to ensure that our fire departments and the good work they do continues,” Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato said.
In recent years, Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato has also secured funding for the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department and the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department. The Assemblywoman has been a long and noted supporter of the local volunteer fire departments, especially through her work in Albany where she has championed legislation that has helped volunteer fire departments.