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Flushing, Queens, New York
New South Asian Council for Social Services Community Center Inaugurated by Elected State and Local Officials in Flushing, Queens, New York
The opening ceremony was attended by Congresswoman Grace Meng, New York State Senators Toby Ann Stavisky, John Liu, Assemblyman Nelly Rosek, Queens borough President Donovan Richards, Queens borough Deputy President Rhonda Banda, New York City Council Member Peter Daniel Drum and Barry Grodnichk attended
The center Located in the heart of Flushing, housed in a two-story building. Non-profit South Asian Council for Social Services has been working for 20 years to empower South Asians and other migrants.
The new center aims to expand the food pantry, provide space for senior immigrants and make health and other facilities accessible.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Congresswoman Grace Meng said the center works not only for South Asians but for all immigrants who in need.
New York State Senators Toby Ann Stavisky and John Liu also expressed about the organization’s philanthropic work.
One of the fundraisers for building, Councilor Peter, praised the work has done by SACSS over the past year and a half to save lives.
The founder and executive director of the organization, Sadha Acharya, thanked the elected officials, donors and others and said that providing food pantry and other similar services to the migrants during global pandemic was a dream that come true. In 2020, it provided its services to more than 30,000 people
Sadha added that free SACSS services were provided in 18 languages, widely spoken in South Asia and other migrants.