John Q denounces lack of funding for BRAVO and Bensonhurst Volunteer Corps
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Contact: John Quaglione
(917) 232-2966, John@votejohnq.com
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE SPEAKS OUT AGAINST NYC’S FAILURE TO FUND SOUTHWEST BROOKLYN VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE CORPS
Brooklyn – New York City Council Candidate John Quaglione (R-43rd District) today has made comments regarding the failure of the recently agreed upon New York City Budget, adopted by the City Council, to include funding to support the BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance and Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
John Quaglione stated, “This year’s City budget fails to award funding to both BRAVO and Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance, despite an overall spending increase. The important work of these two local ambulance organizations should undoubtedly receive funding from the City Council, to support their operations, specifically from those who represent them. This is unacceptable to those who live in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst, and who call upon these volunteer EMT’s and services in our times of need.”
“I can assure my fellow neighbors that if I am elected to the City Council, this will be the last time there is a budget coming out of City Hall without BRAVO and Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance included,” continued John Quaglione.
Quaglione previously served as a member of the BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance Youth Squad.
Ray Denaro, a City Council candidate running in District 47, that includes areas of Bensonhurst, echoed Quaglione’s statement saying, “The fact that our local current councilmembers failed to award any funding to BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance Service and Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance Service, is either a major oversight or a lack of understanding of the importance of these programs to our community.”
“When elected to the City Council, I will assure you that something like this will never happen again. These programs among the many others that dedicate their service to helping and saving lives will have my underlying support,” Denaro concluded.