CENTRAL ISLIP N.Y. – On Saturday, September 12, 2020, The House of Judah, in collaboration with Legislator Sam Gonzalez, distributed groceries and hand sanitizers to members of the community at the “Songs of Melody in Central Islip” event at the TGI Fridays parking area at the Central Islip Town Center. Legislator Gonzalez was also joined by the League of Women Voters, which provided voter registration on site, and by representatives of the U.S Census Bureau to allow individuals to complete their census form. The event included a wonderful and inspiring performance by the Voices of Judah.
Over 150 individuals were assisted through this event, which provided much needed sustenance and joy to families within the community that have been negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“In this unprecedented and straining time, it is wonderful to be here alongside the House of Judah in an effort to help uplift our community,” said Legislator Gonzalez. Brentwood and Central Islip remain one of the hardest hit areas by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, significantly affecting the livelihoods of families who reside within the area.
"Songs of Melody in Central Islip’ was truly an afternoon with melodies of joy and excitement soaring in the air,” said Pastor Mangum. “The testimonies given by spectators, the positive connection made with the residents and the smiles on their faces will forever be captured with The House of Judah.”
“We look forward to sponsoring events, providing resources and collaborating with elected officials, community organizations focused towards having a favorable impact; while enhancing the lives of the Central Islip community,” said Lady Sylena. “We mark "Songs of Melody in Central Islip" as an official welcome into the community.”
Legislator Gonzalez remains committed to aiding those within the 9th Legislative District who have been affected by the financial strains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and looks forward to distributing more supplies and groceries to those in need.