Newly Appointed Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin And Others Bring Hope For Harlem

Today, on August 28, 2021, First Corinthian Baptist Church, New York State Senator and newly appointed Lieutenant-Governor Brian Benjamin, and District Council 9 will donate.

They will donate thousands of groceries, hygiene products, back-to-school supplies, and much more at its Hope for Harlem Event.

The event will be a block party and will also distribute COVID-19 vaccines to residents who have not received one yet in an effort to keep communities safe and healthy. Additionally, mental health resources and job recruitment will be provided along.

The Hope for Harlem initiative takes a holistic approach to serve the community, focusing on the mind, body, and soul of Harlem’s residents. Last year’s event successfully gifted over 2,000 care packages and registered hundreds to vote and complete the census.

Who: First Corinthian Baptist Church, NYS Senator, and newly appointed Lieutenant-Governor Brian Benjamin, District Council 9

What: Hope for Harlem Annual Community Relief Event

When: Saturday, August 28 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: 116th St. between Frederick Douglass Blvd. & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.

First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC), located in Harlem, was first organized in 1933. FCBC is an ever-evolving community of visionaries, dreamers, and doers who have been called by God to live the lives they were created to live; commanded by God to love beyond the limits of our prejudices, and commissioned by God to serve.

The Church is focused on providing a sanctuary for Harlem’s residents in the forms of the arts, theater, and music, as well as providing resources to its members for leadership development, economic empowerment, and mental health support.

New York State Senator and newly appointed Lieutenant-Governor Brian Benjamin represents the 30th District, composed of Harlem, East Harlem, the Upper West Side, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, and Morningside Heights.

District Council 9 is a chapter of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, an organization of painters, decorators, wall coverers, drywall finishers, sign painters, metal polishers, bridge & structural steel painters, civil service painters, lead abatement workers, glaziers & architectural metal glassworkers, paint makers and allied trades.

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is dedicated to securing and improving wages, benefits, and overall working conditions for its members.

For more information on DC 9’s continuing efforts to provide pathways to the middle class for New York’s residents visit or on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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