Senator Simcha Felder was proud to roll up his sleeves and grab a broom as the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association (BCA) kicked off its 2016 Annual Community Clean Up Campaign. The opening ceremony took place in front of the BCA main office at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 50th Street where hundreds of children, volunteers and community members were on hand to participate.
“We are so proud of the children who work so hard to keep the community clean,” said Senator Felder to the enthusiastic youngsters who gave the Senator a warm welcome. “More, I continued to be impressed, every year, by the terrific job that BCA President Paul Mak does in organizing wonderful events like today’s community clean-up. Nothing shows respect for our community like keeping it clean. Thank you this wonderful work, which you should all be proud of.”
In addition to Senator Felder, other distinguished guests who attended the Kickoff Ceremony included Assemblyman Peter Abate and Captain Kenneth Quick, Commanding Officer of the NYPD’s 66th Precinct. Senator Felder joined the guests in launching the campaign by personally cleaning the sidewalk in front of the BCA office. After the ceremony, the participants cleaned up the neighborhood along Eighth Avenue, Seventh Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway, from 39th Street to 60th Street. Along the cleaning route, participants have also educated businesses and community members on the importance of maintaining a clean environment.