The New York State Senate Long Island Republican Delegation announced the creation of its Lighthouse Initiative to honor Everyday Heroes. Everyday Heroes are those men and women across Long Island who have gone above-and-beyond during the COVID-19 crisis to help make their communities a better place. The Delegation will be accepting applications from the community and residents can nominate those who have helped others during these challenging times.
“Unsung heroes are the lifeblood of Long Island who serve as shining examples for all of our residents. They are the first to offer a helping hand and are there every single day to help those in need. Like a lighthouse for our residents, they led the way through this past year and I am proud to join with my Senate colleagues to show our deep appreciation,” said Senator Mario R. Mattera (2nd Senate District).
“The last year has been exceptionally challenging, but we have seen so many people go above and beyond to help others,” said Senator Alexis Weik (3rd Senate District). “Our Lighthouse Initiative will light the path to honor those Everyday Heroes who went out of their way to make a positive difference in their community.”
“Through the storm of uncertainty that the COVID- 19 pandemic has brought, it has been our local heroes who provided light through the darkness,” said Senator Boyle (4th Senate District). “The Lighthouse Initiative was created to celebrate those beacons of hope when life seemed uncertain.”
“The Lighthouse Initiative is part of our continued efforts to recognize acts of kindness, service, and charity by local residents who went above and beyond to help their fellow Long Islanders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator Anthony Palumbo (1st Senate District).
To nominate an Everyday Hero in 2nd Senate District, residents should visit mattera.nysenate.gov and click on the link on the home page.