Over the weekend, most of Queens was struggling to dig itself out of the storm that dumped about six inches of snow between Thursday night and Friday morning. While such a snowfall usually creates a problem for senior citizens, a few Whitestone residents had some help from their state senator.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) came by the homes of a few seniors on Saturday afternoon to shovel the snow that had built up on their property. The senator did this as part of his snow removal program to help seniors during the winter months.
“I am so thrilled. This man deserves some recognition,” said Esther Picard, one of the seniors whose property was cleared up by the senator and one of his staffers.
Avella also gave a helping hand to two other seniors in the area, one of whom is disabled.
“I think it was a very good deed,” Maurice Bronstein, another Whitestone resident, said.
We here at QConf would like to credit and thank Avella for helping out Queens’ seniors during the storm recovery. Job well done!