FIA Recognized as COVID Hero by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
The Federation of Indian Associations of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut (FIA-Tri-state) was recognized as one of the “COVID Everyday Heroes” by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. At a ceremony held on the steps of the Brooklyn Borough Hall on Sept. 22, President Eric Adams honored 87 people and organizations, including the FIA, for making a difference in their community during the pandemic.
“We know more people did not lose their lives because of heroes and sheroes that are here today and we thank you for that,” President Adams said. As part of it’s community outreach during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, FIA distributed more than 3,000 meals to first responders and 1,000 face shields made by children. The FIA leadership is motivated by this recognition and is motivated and inspired in its future endeavors.
New Initiative - Diwali Soup Kitchen - Spreading Lights of Happiness
FIA officially launched its very first “Diwali Soup Kitchen – Spreading Lights of Happiness.” The FIA initiative is a complimentary meal provision to tri-state recognized soup kitchens who serve meals to those in need.
Consulate General of India in New York, participating at scheduled locations. FIA is cognizant of the fact that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for soup kitchen meals has increased significantly. Over 10,000 meals prepared in commercial and certified facilities will be delivered at seven accredited soup kitchen locations in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
The initiative in dollar terms was valued for over $125000 contribution to the local and international communities.