Assw. Solages joins local organizations to raise awareness of the floods devastating Pakistan.
VALLEY STREAM, NY (September 13, 2022) – Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages attended a relief run with members of the local Pakistani community. The event, held at Valley Stream State Park, was organized by Children of Adam, Muslim Youth Mentors, Runners RX, and MEA (Muslim Entrepreneur Association), all organizations dedicated to enriching and empowering the lives of their community members.
The people of Pakistan are reeling from the effects of the torrential rain sustained in the country since June 2022. At this time nearly a third of the country is covered by flood waters. With over a thousand lives lost and millions more displaced, the devastation in Pakistan is impacting the lives of relatives in New York.
“It’s important to understand that what is happening in Pakistan is affecting folks here at home. It’s incredible seeing everyone come together to raise awareness and funds for people devastated by the floods in Pakistan. We have a vibrant Pakistani community here in the 22nd Assembly District. Know that you have my support and that we are in this together. Climate disasters are happening now, and we must do our part to help,” stated Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages.
“The local Pakistani community is heartbroken by the flooding and devastation that is occurring in their homeland. They have come together through local mosques, organizations, and other communities to help with the humanitarian crisis currently unfolding,” stated Abdul Rahman, a community organizer and member of MEA. Donations can be made through this link childrenofadam.us/pakistan-flood
For questions and further information, please contact the District Office of Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages at (516) 599-2972.
About Michaelle C. Solages
Michaelle C. Solages is a member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 22nd Assembly District. She serves as the Deputy Majority Leader in the Assembly and Chair of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus. She is a member of the following Standing Committees: Health, Libraries and Education Technology, Racing and Wagering, and Social Services. She is also a member of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. Solages represents the communities of Elmont, North Valley Stream, Valley Stream, South Valley Stream, South Floral Park, Floral Park, the Village of Bellerose, Bellerose Terrace, North Woodmere, Stewart Manor, and sections of Franklin Square.
For more information on Assemblywoman Solages, please visit https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Michaelle-C-Solages.