“I promised my Grandmother that I would always be there to help senior citizens and those in need,” said Detective Tanya Duhaney. “I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to organize many community outreach programs over the years.”
On Sunday November 12, the 113 Precinct’s Community Affairs unit began a week of senior events with a series of home visits in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday. Detective Tanya Duhaney, the Community Affairs Officer of the command, visited seniors who might otherwise be alone for the holiday. Throughout the week multiple senior residences received food donations that were organized by the 113 Precinct.
- Tuesday, November 14, Local Stop & Shop employees hosted residents of the Allen Senior Residence and gave out food and holiday trimmings.
- Wednesday, November 15, Harding Food Pantry and NYC Food Bank distributed packed groceries to residents of the North Eastern Tower Senior Residence.
- Thursday, November 16, MCU and the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau delivered holiday turkeys to seniors at the Locust Manor Senior Residence.
- Friday, November 17, was Senior Movie Night, sponsored by the High School of Law Enforcement and Public Safety.
Seniors were not the only ones who benefitted from the kind hearts of NYPD officers. On Saturday, November 18, the 113 Precinct Community Affairs Unit held its Fifth Annual Cerebral Palsy Thanksgiving Event at the Radisson Hotel JFK. The event has grown each year and now hots more than 100 people from Jamaica Cerebral Palsy and their Bayside branch who were treated to food and entertainment.