Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Foundation and Camelot Counseling of Staten Island Receive Equal Share of Congressman’s Salary From the Shutdown
STATEN ISLAND, NY — February 9, 2019 — Honoring his pledge to donate his salary from the government shutdown to charity, Congressman Max Rose announced February 2nd that he would donate his salary to the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Foundation and Camelot Counseling of Staten Island.
“If we’re not doing our jobs, we shouldn’t get paid–not only is it common sense, it’s the right thing to do,” Rose said. “From Coast Guard families struggling to pay bills and buy groceries during the shutdown who are still recovering from that setback, to those working to beat the disease of addiction, there’s so much need in our community. I’m honored to help support these organizations who are making a real impact on people’s lives.”
The Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Foundation is a non-profit organization established to assist Coast Guard members who have exhausted all other forms of relief in times of need. Camelot Counseling Staten Island provides counseling services for adults, adolescents, children, and families whose lives have been effected by drug or alcohol use, and has programs throughout New York City’s five boroughs.
In addition to his personal salary donation, during the 35 day government shutdown, Rose organized a gift card drive which raised more than $9,000 in support for the Coast Guard community. Rose is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation to withhold pay from Members of Congress, the President, and Vice President for the duration of a government shutdown.
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SOURCE: Jonas Edwards-Jenks, Communications Director for Congressman Max Rose for NY-11.