“Government Officials work together to provide facemasks to Fire Island residents in need”
On Thursday, Suffolk County Legislator Anthony Piccirillo and Brookhaven Town Councilman Neil Foley headed to Fire Island to distribute facemasks to residents, businesses and homeowner associations. Last weekend, The Pines on Fire Island made National news as pictures and videos surfaced of hundreds of people on the beaches during the July 4th weekend; most of the pictures and videos showed many people not wearing facemasks or social distancing.
“I am happy that we were able to help out the Fire Island Community” said Legislator Piccirillo. Over 400 masks were secured and delivered to the Pines; one of the communities most in need. The Legislator, Councilman and their Staff were on site to hand out the facemasks, to ensure that there were plenty of facemasks to go around for the upcoming weekend. “My goal is to get a facemask to every constituent who needs one” said Legislator Piccirillo. “Earlier during the pandemic we served our senior community, providing them facemasks when they were in need; I’m now happy to continue to provide masks to our Fire Island residents” added the Legislator. The Fire Island Pines Community was more than happy to have two of their Elected Officials take the trip to the barrier island to distribute the much needed masks.
“As an elected representative, the safety, security, and well-being of the people I represent are my top priorities. We are all in this fight together, and I’m proud to stand alongside Legislator Piccirillo to meet our mutual constituents’ needs” said Councilman Neil Foley. Both the Councilman and Legislator serve parts of Fire Island together and jointly planned the trip soon after the videos and pictures from the July 4th weekend surfaced. “I am happy to work side by side with Councilman Foley; I am looking forward to partnering again with the Councilman in the near future to serve our mutual constituents” the Legislator Concluded.