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U.S. Rep. Jeffries joins South Brooklyn elected leaders to distribute masks, sanitizer

June 4, 2020 Editorial Staff
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If there is a silver lining in the cloud we call COVID-19, it is the continuing good will and service exhibited by active elected officials and community leaders in the Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Canarsie neighborhoods.

District Leaders Sue Ann Partnow, Frank Seddio, Assemblymember Jaime Williams, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, State Sen. Roxanne Persaud and Councilmember Alan Maisel recently co-sponsored a free mask and hand sanitizer giveaway.

District Leader Sue Ann Partnow, center right, handed a face masks and bottles of hand sanitizer to an event attendee.

Staying socially distant and wearing face coverings, U.S. Rep. Jeffries, Assemblymember Williams, State Sen. Persaud, District Leader Partnow and TJ Cares President Mitchell Partnow distributed masks, hand sanitizer and tote bags to the community.

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The event was held in front of Temple Sholom on East 68th Street and Avenue U. The large crowds were welcomed by Rabbi Rozenwasser and Temple Sholom President June Koutros.

TJ Cares President Mitchell Partnow handed a bottle of hand sanitizer to a community member.

As each official spoke, they echoed the importance of wearing face masks, hand washing, social distancing and overall safety.

Mitchell Partnow said that it’s nice to be able to help the community, especially during these uncertain times, and said he was proud to stand with such a great team of elected officials from the 59th Assembly District.

TJ Cares President Mitchell Partnow, center, held his daughter, Lizzie.

Assemblywoman Jaime Williams said she was happy her community came out to the event in such large numbers and with the utmost caution, protecting their neighbors and themselves.

District Leader Sue Ann Partnow repeated what her 2-year-old granddaughter Lizzie says: “More soap — wash hands.”

From left: Miri Partnow, TJ Cares President Mitchell Partnow, Lizzie Partnow, Danielle Brown and Sigi Brown.

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