Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
A fundamental element of a vibrant community is the symbiotic relationship between businesses and residents working together for all concerned. In New Hyde Park, long standing and well established ties have created an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding, and common purpose.
New Hyde Park residents, business owners and operators have always fostered and supported community based organizations. The result has been an outstanding place to live and work. Several years ago, the Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, representing many of our local businesses, codified their community commitment by establishing a charitable trust fund.
The chamber’s charitable trust fund supports many local organizations in their quest to make local peoples’ lives and circumstances better. Chamber members are proud of the good deeds done by the fund. This could not be accomplished year in and year out without our residents patronizing our local businesses—especially chamber members. See who your chamber members are at www.nhpchamber.org.
As Bill Joel once said, “Charity begins at home.” Charity is not about a hand out—it is about a hand up. To help those who help themselves is a noble cause indeed. New Hyde Park residents and Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce members are honored and privileged to do their part each and every day.
Edward W. Powers
New Hyde Park