Howard Beach Civic Forum:
Since early 1995, Howard Beach Civic Forum (HBCF), a non-partisan,
not-for-profit, community-based civic group, has been in the forefront of
addressing issues that affect the community of Howard Beach. We have
successfully fought for a more effective police presence in our community,
better schools for our children, more information on city services for
Howard Beach residents, including critical services for our seniors,
veterans and families. To help us continue our work, we need your ideas,
your enthusiasm and your commitment. Our monthly meetings are held on the
last Tuesday of the month St. Barnabas Church, 159-19 98th Street, at 7:30
p.m. All are welcome to attend.
The CHEER Foundation:
A charity founded by Howard Menkes on October 8, 1993 to produce educational
audio and video tapes for donation to hospitalized children around the
country. We've donated our work to 5.7 million girls and boys in every
hospital with pediatric care, Shriners Hospital, and Ronald McDonald House
in the U.S.
Striving To Achieve & Reach Success:
Striving To Achieve & Reach Success, Inc. (STARS) is a non-profit
grass-roots community youth organization. It consists entirely of caring and
dedicated volunteers who endeavor to provide mutually rewarding activities
and events for the youth in our neighborhoods. As adults and youth interact
with one another, a natural increase in the quality of life occurs in our
area. STARS has been created to provide opportunities to enable youth to
reach their full potential so that they may ultimately be greater assets to
all of us. Encouraging, abilities of our youth certainly brings great
rewards to our community.
New York Families for Autistic Children:
A non-profit children's charity helping families with disabled children.
West Hamilton Beach Fire Department:
In existence since 1928.
Started by Bernard Eck. Provide Emergency Ambulance Service and Fire
Service. We have 20 Members who either live in the area or outside. Must
be 18 years old to ride Vehicles. Also have a junior 's program for kids
15 and up. We service the areas of Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Rockwood
Park and Spring Creek Park. We presently have 2 Ambulances and 2 Fire
Trucks. We offer training as a Emergency Medical Technician and also
Firefighter training. We are always looking for new members who are
willing to help their community. We answered over 350 ambulance calls in
the last year and over 250 fire calls last year.
American Red Cross of Greater New York:
As the American Red Cross in
Greater New York, we feed, shelter and clothe disaster victims; we house
and relocate homeless families; we provide care to the elderly; we assist families of military service members; we
transport people to and from health-related appointments; and we help
ordinary people learn to save lives and prevent disasters with emergency first aid, CPR
and other valuable programs.