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Rockland County Executive Ed Day Provides 25 Monitors to Hamaspik

Visit Furthers Regional Leader’s Community Outreach Efforts, Partnership Drives

 May 27, '15

By Mendy Hecht, Hamaspik Gazette

On Tuesday, May 12, Rockland County Executive Ed Day popped in to Hamaspik of Rockland County’s administrative hub in the heart of Monsey to formally present the agency with 25 used computer monitors.

The giveaway is part of a community-wide initiative by the Rockland County municipal government to help both local institutions and the environment by donating used office equipment to organizations that can put them to good use.

In Hamaspik’s case, the monitors—along with computers procured earlier through a similar federal program—will be used across several Hamaspik supports and services, running software geared for the individuals served.

Some of the monitors will also be used to replace failing monitors and to round out computer systems for future employees.

Hamaspik of Rockland County Maintenance Manager (read: onsite computer whiz) Aaron Rubinstein applied with the County for several monitors when the program became available.  On April 27, Rockland County Director of Purchasing Paul Brennan informed Mr. Rubinstein of the Hamaspik’s approval by the Legislature and the County Executive’s Office.

A little over two weeks later, Mr. Day appeared at 58 Rt. 59, Hamaspik’s spacious home above the Monsey Hub shopping center, to reflect his administration’s community-wide outreach.

With the 25 boxed monitors delivered by Mr. Brennan to the agency’s central hallway, County Executive Day posed for several photographs with Hamaspik staff, then took a quick tour of several office areas with founder Meyer Wertheimer.

While briefly chatting with Medicaid Service Coordinators (MSCs) Mrs. Bruchy Greenwald and Mrs. Reiny Steif, and Director of Residential Services Moshe Sabel, the two discussed Hamaspik’s extensive (MSC and Family Care programs, as well as its Early Intervention (EI) efforts that are a partnership between the agency and the Rockland County Dept. of Health (DOH).

The County Executive commented that the EI program is a “partnership” between the County and Hamaspik—which he described as a “wonderful” organization “on the same team” as his administration vis-à-vis caring for the vulnerable children with disabilities serviced by EI. Mr. Day also underscored the need for ongoing advocacy for children with special needs at all levels.

Mr. Day was shortly on his way, leaving almost as quickly as he had come to continue making equivalent deliveries in an increasingly signature in-the-field style to various venues all across Rockland County.

Hamaspik employees likewise shortly returned to their desks, enthused by the whirlwind visit and the support for their work, and the work of non-profits county-wide, that it represented.