LOCAL NEW YORK CITY BUSINESS BRINGS SAFETY, FUN AND COMMUNITY TO BROOKLYN
Starrett City – Festivities were in the air at Spring Creek Towers in Eastern Brooklyn this past Sunday August 4th. Children and their families gathered on the basketball courts outside the Brooklyn Sports Club on Van Siclen Avenue for the JaffaCares Safety Sunday. There were hundreds of bicycle helmets and over a thousand stove knob safety covers available for residents to collect free of charge.
Mr. Jack Jaffa of Jack Jaffa and Associates who sponsored the day and the giveaways said, “Our mission is all about safety, and this event, just like the others we’ve done before, are the natural outcome of the safety work we do every single day.” State Senator Roxanne Persaud was in attendance as well to show her support for the initiative.
In addition to the giveaways, the NYPD was there registering bikes, and the FDNY had a booth to distribute safety information. A fire truck made an appearance for the children to meet the firemen and to take photos with them and their truck.
The highlight of the day was a high-octane basketball game played with law enforcement and first responders while being coached by the teens of the neighborhood. Mr. Michael Hernandez, formerly of the NYPD and now a local security officer of SCT said of the game, “this was a profound opportunity to be able to interact with the people we’re paid to protect, and the comradery was amazing.”
JaffaCares, the safety-centric philanthropic arm of Jack Jaffa & Associates, creates a wide variety of safety initiatives several times a year, with the next initiative scheduled for Fall.
(Video news coverage credit: News12)