Town “Grant” Makes $En$E For Five Towns Community Center

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony Santino and Councilman James Darcy have secured over $96,000 in grant monies to fund essential services for the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence. The grants will provide funding to enrich the Five Towns Community Center's bi-lingual and senior citizen programming.

"Our township welcomes the opportunity to partner with such an outstanding community based and resident focused organization," commented Supervisor Murray. "The Five Towns Community Center has enjoyed a long-standing tradition of service to area residents, and our township's strong financial standing enables us to support the organization's diversity of programming."

"Throughout our township there are non-profit organizations such as the Five Towns Community Center that do remarkable work with tight budgets and limited staffing," stated Senior Councilman Santino. "These non-profits are important to the fabric of a community, and Hempstead Town values the opportunity to keep them vital and vibrant."

Grants totaling over $96,000 will allow the Five Towns Community Center to sustain the quality and diversity of all bi-lingual and senior programming.

"The Five Towns Community Center touches the lives of countless area residents, and the organization's impact is felt throughout the area," added Councilman Darcy. "Our township welcomes the opportunity to lend a helping hand and enable the group reach as many residents as possible."

"The center enhances quality of life and raises public spirit. The Town of Hempstead welcomes the opportunity to support and sustain the group's outstanding programs, concluded Supervisor Murray."