The Christian Science Monitor had a story on mutual aid networks in our district that included the COVID Care Neighbor Network.
I believe in community and building it has been something I’ve been doing most of my life. When a community comes together for a common cause, seemingly insurmountable problems can be solved or mitigated. The way our neighbors have been supporting each other through COIVD-19 has been awe-inspiring and written about here. COVID Care Neighbor Network (CCNN) started… Read more »
The brutal killing of George Floyd has rattled the country. Ever since video cameras captured the beating of Rodney King back in 1991, we have seen countless people of color killed by police officers. These deaths sicken me and make me angry, as they do much of our country. We have had enough. The question… Read more »
As the story itself says–“It all began with a Post-it Note”; it then became a mutual aid network led by Nuala O’Doherty-Naranjo, who put her AD 34 campaign on hold to set this up, that has organized over 700 volunteers, delivered 800 bags of groceries and helped 1,000 neighbors. QNS.com has a story on this… Read more »
The COVID Care Network, organized by community leader Nuala O’Doherty-Naranjo, pitched in on the mask shortage by sewing masks at home. Masks sewn by COVID Care Network member Katie Cole. Queens Eagle covered it here.
On March 28, NPR’s Scott Simon spoke to Nuala O’Doherty-Naranjo about the COVID Care Network she started with, as Scott Simon said, “a few Post-it notes slid under the doors of homes.” You can listen to it or read the transcript here.
Many neighborhood in Queens, including ours, have seen grass-roots aid networks come up to help out neighbors in the middle of this pandemic. Nuala is quoted as the COVID Care Network is part of a mobilization of her campaign volunteers who are being redirecting their efforts to help out in this crisis. If you want… Read more »
If you take the buses at all in our neighborhood, you’d possibly seen Nuala handing out flyers and spreading the word on how the MTA’s proposed redesign of our bus service would hurt our community. That also included a rally she organized in early January, covered here by the Jackson Heights Post.
In September, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, headed by then-President Nuala O’Doherty Naranjo, received a grant from Councilman Costa Constantinides as part of a larger funding of beautification efforts in his district as per a report in QNS — ““This funding will not just clean up trash along Ditmars Boulevard, care for street trees, or… Read more »
The Christian Science Monitor did a story on Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her support in Queens, one of the people they sounded out was Nuala.