November 2014

Ozone Park
93-06 101st Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11416

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Rockaway Park, NY 11694

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Dear Friends,

As Americans, we celebrate Thanksgiving to show our deep appreciation for love and friendship of family and friends. While we have many reasons to be thankful, we must not forget the men and women of our Armed Forces who cannot be at the dinner table today because they serving our country abroad. They are fighting to protect the freedoms that we so often take for granted, and for that, we must all be thankful.

And as always, if I can ever be of any assistance to you or if you want to share ideas, tips or insights, please feel free to contact me at any time. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ulrich Spearheads Help for Homeless Veterans in NYC

PHOTO: Ulrich joins colleagues Jimmy Van Bramer, Speaker Melissa Mark-Veverito, and Steve Levin to deliver food for homelessness veterans in L.I.C.
(November 21, 2014) Councilman Eric Ulrich announced that his office collected more than 1000lbs of nonperishable food donations for the City Council Veterans Food Drive Initiative in partnership with the Food Bank for NYC. 
The food items were donated by local residents, civic groups and school children. More than 1000lbs of canned goods, cereal, pasta, coffee, etc. were delivered to the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence in Long Island City. Approximately 180 veterans reside at the Queens facility.

Thirty-five other Council Members also participated in the food drive from all five boroughs, collecting a combined 3,000lbs of food for local soup kitchens and pantries that serve veterans and their families.

"Now more than ever, veterans who have fallen on hard times need our help," said Councilman Eric Ulrich. "This food drive will help feed hundreds of local veterans who might otherwise go without during the holiday season. I want to thank everyone who donated food for this worthy cause and all of my colleagues who contributed to this initiative. Today, we are one-step closer to ending veteran homelessness and hunger in our city and that is something we should all be proud of." NY1 Reports

Belle Harbor Street Now Bears the Name of Hurricane Sandy Savior    

           PHOTO: Councilman Ulrich and the Smith family

(October 25, 2014) Councilman Ulrich and the Rockaway community gathered for a street co-naming ceremony last month to honor late Belle Harbor resident, lifeguard, passionate surfer, and Hurricane Sandy Hero, Dylan Smith. 

On the night of Hurricane Sandy, Smith rescued stranded families to safety through roaring waters using his surfboard. His story was truly inspirational and was another fine example of how ordinary people can do extraordinary things. PEOPLE Magazine profiled Dylan's heroism in 2012.

Only a few months after the storm, Smith drowned while surfing in Puerto Rico. Councilman Ulrich and his staff worked with Community Board 14 and the Smith family to ensure that this street dedication took place before the 2nd anniversary of the storm. More than 500 local residents attended the event in his honor.


Ulrich Receives Freedom Award from NYC Helmets to Hardhats, Building & Construction Trades Council of New York

Photo Left to Right: co-honoree Donald DeNardo, Kelly Saeli, Councilman Eric Ulrich, Gary LaBarbera, co-honoree Ray Melville and Anne Malloy Trenkle, HTH Executive Director.

(November 14, 2014) Councilman Eric Ulrich recently received the Freedom Award from New York City Helmets to Hardhats. Ulrich was given the award in recognition of his tireless work and advocacy on behalf of veterans and their families. 

NYC Helmets to Hardhats assists transitioning service members with job placement in the city's construction industry. The organization works with 15 trade organizations citywide representing approximately 100,000 working men and women. 

 "NYC Helmets to Hardhats is helping connect our military veterans with good paying jobs, retirement security and the opportunity to give their kids a better shot at life." said Councilman Ulrich.