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GOVERNOR CUOMO DEPARTS FROM NEW YORK TO PUERTO RICO TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY GOODS AND SERVICES AT OFFICIAL REQUEST OF GOVERNOR RICARDO ROSSELLÓ

Friday, September 22, 2017

Governor Cuomo Making Available More Than 34,000 Bottles of Water, 9,600 Ready to Eat Meals, 3,000 Canned Goods, 500 Flashlights, 1,400 Cots, 1,400 Pillows, 1,400 Blankets and 10 Generators. Governor Cuomo Traveling on Donated JetBlue Aircraft to Bring Supplies on First Flight to Depart for San Juan Since Hurricane Maria. NYPA Engineers, Translators, Supervisors and DEC Drones and Drone Pilots Sent to Assist with Reconstruction of Power Grid. 60 New York National Guard, Four Black Hawk Helicopters and 50 State Police on Standby

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and a delegation of administration officials departed this morning for Puerto Rico to deliver emergency supplies, help the community repair its devastated power structure, and assist in relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The trip follows Governor Ricardo Rosselló's official governor to governor request through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact for mutual aid. In response to the request, Governor Cuomo immediately made available more than 34,000 bottles of water, 9,600 ready to eat meals, 3,000 canned goods, 500 flashlights, 1,400 cots, 1,400 blankets, 1,400 pillows and 10 10kw generators. Additionally, Governor Cuomo has announced that 60 members of the New York Army National Guard, four Black Hawk helicopters and 50 State Police are on standby. This flight, on aircraft donated by JetBlue, is the first flight to depart for San Juan since Hurricane Maria.

"Puerto Rico is part of the New York family, and we stand with our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters as they begin to rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Maria," Governor Cuomo said. "We have assembled top emergency response experts to support Puerto Rico and help repair its devastated power structure, and we are providing supplies and any additional assistance we can to support the island as they recover from this unprecedented natural disaster."
 
Governor Ricardo Rosselló said, "In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, I have made an official Governor to Governor request that Governor Cuomo and the State of New York provide essential goods, services, and expertise to help us assess the devastation and develop a plan for recovery. Puerto Rico has endured an horrific ordeal and we are lucky to have a friend like Governor Cuomo and New York State who we share a close bond and deep history with. I want to thank the Governor for accepting my invitation to travel to Puerto Rico, and the people of New York for always standing by our side in difficult times and we appreciate the support as we begin the rebuilding process."
 

Robin Hayes, president and CEO, JetBlue, said, "We are honored to support this relief flight, the first of many to come, as the people of Puerto Rico begin to recover from this terrible event. Our hearts go out to all those impacted. We thank Gov. Cuomo for his leadership in the recovery efforts, and the National Guard for their on-the-ground support of the people of Puerto Rico. As the largest airline in Puerto Rico, we are in a unique position to work with them to support our crewmembers, customers and communities across the island."
 
"We commend Governor Cuomo's leadership to quickly organize resources and personnel to help Puerto Rico rebuild," said Francis McGorry, President, Tri-State Metro Operating Unit, Coca-Cola Refreshments. "Coca-Cola always stands ready to help when people are in need. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the devastation from Hurricane Maria."
 
Prior to departing, Governor Cuomo ordered assets from the New York State stockpiles to be ready for deployment and gathered a coalition of organizations to provide a number of assets and essential resources and at the request of Governor Rosselló, including:
 
    •    More than 34,000 bottles of water donated by The Coca-Cola Company;
    •    9,600 ready to eat meals;
    •    3,000 canned goods donated by the National Supermarket Association;
    •    1,400 cots;
    •    1,400 blankets;
    •    1,400 pillows;
    •    500 flashlights; and
    •    10 10kW generators.

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NSA BRINGS SMILES TO 200 NYC CHILDREN


New York, NY — On March 23rd, 2016, the NSA surprised 200 kids from Upper Manhattan with toys to children from the Alianza program, which is a part of Catholic Charities. 

The logistics of the distribution was organized by the NSA team, led by its President Rudy FuertesDavid Corona, Johnny Urena, Alex Guzman and his family, the NSA staff as well as Javier Fuertes who was also joined by his wife. 

In addressing the children, NSA President Fuertes expressed that "this afternoon we want to make sure you know we care for you. We want you to continue doing good at home, school and here in the program as well. We would also like to thank Ms. Luz and her team at Catholic Charities for making this possible."

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LA ASOCIACIÓN NACIONAL DE SUPERMERCADOS EN EE.UU. LANZA NSA CARES CON TELEMUNDO Y LA MEGA

Queens, New York   La Asociación Nacional de Supermercados (NSA), lanzó NSA Cares, una nueva campaña con el objetivo de resaltar el compromiso y el acercamiento de la organización con las diferentes comunidades de sus miembros.

"NSA Cares es parte de nuestro plan de responsabilidad social empresarial que hemos adoptado la NSA con la finalidad de fortalecer nuestro compromiso con la comunidad. NSA Cares también ofrecerá oportunidades para que nuestros miembros, conjuntamente con diferentes organizaciones sin fines de lucros, puedan contribuir al crecimiento y desarrollo de la comunidad y por consecuencia, de la ciudad," según Rudy Fuertes, Presidente de dicha entidad.   

Como es costumbre, la NSA aporta a muchas actividades y eventos en la comunidad, sea a través de donaciones económicas o con productos de sus supermercados. Cada año, la NSA realiza una entrega de becas para estudiantes meritorios donde entregan $125,000 en becas. Desde sus inicios, el programa de becas ya han entregado más de $2 millones en becas. 

La NSA también realiza entrega de pavos para la comunidad durante el Día de Acción de Gracias en colaboración con los oficiales electos y organizaciones comunitarias. 

Para enero, la NSA también realiza su entrega de juguetes en la República Dominicana a unos 4,000 niños de extrema pobreza. 

"Esta institución siempre ha tenido un compromiso con nuestra comunidad desde sus inicios. Nuestros miembros son personas que lo han sacrificado todo para lograr ser personas exitosas hoy en día y entienden que tienen un compromiso moral con la comunidad donde tienen sus negocios," expresó Haile Rivera, Director Ejecutivo y creador de la iniciativa que fue aprobada y adoptada por su Presidente Rudy Fuertes y la Junta Directiva como parte de su programa de responsabilidad social empresarial.

Con esta iniciativa, la Asociación Nacional de Supermercados se une a organizaciones como la NBA, Microsoft, Google, Walt Disney Company, Apple y Colgate que tienen programas similares. 

 "Felicito a la Junta Directiva, su Presidente Rudy Fuertes y su Director Ejecutivo por esta excelente iniciativa. Cuando decidimos establecer la NSA en el 1989, estábamos muy consientes que parte de nuestra misión era en ayudar a nuestra comunidad. NSA Cares es una iniciativa que respaldo y la considero muy oportuna con esta nueva directiva que busca elevar la organización y resaltar que estamos activos en nuestras comunidades," dijo Eligio Peña, Fundador de la entidad.

La NSA, establecida en el 1989 por el empresario Eligio Peña y otros dueños de supermercados, es la única organización establecida para defender a los supermercados independientes. La NSA ya cuenta con mas de 400 supermercados desde Nueva York hasta la Florida, incluyendo a los Estados de Massachusetts, Connecticut y Rhode Island.


Para más detalles sobre NSA Cares, pueden visitar www.nsacares.org 


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