Doe Fund contract extended
by Daniel Bush
Jul 21, 2009 | 2197 views | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Maspeth Business District along Grand Avenue has extended its Doe Fund contract through the end of the year, the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce announced.

Under the six-month contract, which officially began July 1 and will end December 31, two Doe Fund members will continue sweeping sidewalks and curbs, removing filled garbage bags, and replacing cans with new liners.

In addition, they will also paint fire hydrants, mail boxes, traffic signal boxes, and lamp posts, making sure the avenue remains in good repair.

The Doe Fund is a New York City-based non-profit organization that provides the homeless and others work opportunities in communities across the city.

The contract was funded by a donation from Maspeth Federal Savings Bank and a grant from Assemblywoman Marge Markey.

"We find that this is a great program," said a spokesperson for Maspeth Federal Savings Bank. "It enjoyed great success last year. Any chance that we have to improve the community is something we are proud of."

James O'Kane, the president of the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber was excited to partner with the bank and Markey to make Maspeth "cleaner and more vibrant."

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