Resolution J2674-2013

Commending Angel Flight Northeast on celebrating 15 years of dedicated service, and recognizing its many compassionate and generous deeds

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  • Jun 22, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 22, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 20, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending Angel Flight Northeast upon the occa-
sion of celebrating 15 years of dedicated service, and  recognizing  its
many compassionate and generous deeds

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  and  individuals that are devoted to the welfare of the community
and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Angel Flight Northeast upon the occasion  of  celebrating  15  years  of
dedicated  service,  and recognizing its many compassionate and generous
deeds; and
  WHEREAS, Founded by Larry Camerlin, Angel Flight  Northeast  is  cele-
brating  15  years  of service to the courageous men, women and children
with a serious illness but with an incredible will to live; and
  WHEREAS, Angel Flight Northeast flies these  people  to  hospitals  so
they can receive the critical care they need; and
  WHEREAS,  Angel  Flight  Northeast  has  answered  over  45,000 flight
requests and have flown over nine million  miles  in  their  efforts  to
prolong and enhance life; and
  WHEREAS, Angel Flight Northeast has never turned away a request; and
  WHEREAS,  Angel Flight Northeast has been able to provide free flights
due to the generous support of donors and volunteers  who  donate  their
time, planes, fuel, and resources; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition,  Angel Flight Northeast has been responsive in
times of crisis such as  terrorist  attacks,  relief  efforts,  and  has
become  a vital mode for carrying organs and blood for patients awaiting
transplants, and others in great need; and
  WHEREAS, All Angel Flights are offered completely free to the  passen-
ger; and
  WHEREAS,  All  Angel  Flights  are  in  private aircraft, by volunteer
pilots who donate their time,  talent,  airplane,  fuel,  and  operating
expense; and
  WHEREAS, Angel Flight Northeast is proud of its nearly 1,000 volunteer
trained pilots; and
  WHEREAS, Angel Flight Northeast offers service to nine states, includ-
ing:   Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont; and
  WHEREAS, Angel Flight Northeast has  previously  received  recognition
from  "The  Today Show" and "CNN"; this vital organization has also been
the recipient of National Child Labor  Committee's  Special  Lewis  Hine
Award,  was named the 2010 Family Advocate of the Year by BOSTON PARENTS
PAPER, and recognized with the Hero Among Us Award; and
  WHEREAS, It is the custom of this  Legislative  Body  that  those  who
enhance  the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly  have  earned  the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Angel Flight Northeast upon the occasion of celebrating 15 years
of dedicated service, and to recognize its many compassionate and gener-
ous deeds; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Founder Larry Camerlin, Angel Flight Northeast.

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