PSFCU At a Christmas Dinner for the Homeless
A Christmas evening for the invited guests and the homeless residents of Greenpoint took place on Friday, January 11, 2013 at a building owned by the Church of Ascension located at 122 Java Street in Brooklyn, NY. Eryka Volker of the North Brooklyn Homeless Task Force, together with Pat McDonnell of the Outreach Program in Greenpoint welcomed the invited guests, including representatives of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, city authorities, local businesses, parishes, police and the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union.
John Lobrow presents a donation to Eryka Volker
Ms. Volker talked about how the organization, with which she has been working for many years, fights for a shelter for the Polish homeless who, because of the language barrier, often do not use shelters in other districts.
Thanks to the assistance of numerous sponsors, including our Credit Union, 10 Polish homeless have safe shelter at the Reformed Church on Milton Street in Brooklyn. Aside from financial support, PSFCU also organized a warm clothing drive for the homeless. Thanks to this initiative, taken up by PSFCU employees, residents of the new shelter have warm clothes for the coming winter cold.
Approximately 130 attendees at the meeting shared the traditional Christmas wafer and spent a pleasant evening at tables filled with traditional Polish culinary specialties.