New York (PRWEB) March 15, 2007
Today Better World Spokesman and newly ordained LACA (Latin/African American Chaplain's Association) Chaplain, Daniel Imperato called on media mogul and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for support.
The Latin/African American Chaplain's Association, recently announced that they are in need of $65,000 and has appealed for 6,500 people around the world to donate $10 to keep their doors open.
The organization, which is headed up by Bishop Fernando Rodriguez, held a service last night with clergy and pastors from all over New York City to pray for the survival of the organization.
In response to Better World's support for LACA and passion for the cause, the organization ordained Imperato as a Chaplain in the spirit of goodwill and community support.
Now Imperato is calling on members of the New York community, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg to help this local community group. "I humbly call out to Mayor Michael Bloomberg to support this great group of people. Here is a group that performed a great service not only to New York City, but to our country. They helped the victims cope with the traumatic effects of 9/11, and now help the local New York community with youth education, job placement, as well as counseling for policemen and firemen. New York needs to support this organization, and that support should start with New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg," stated Imperato.
Currently, L.A.C.A. has 3,000 chaplains in their worldwide network, over with over 1,200 in the New York City area. They work with the Police Department and Fire Departments, as well as with correctional and rehabilitation programs, to provide personal and spiritual support concerning, stress, anxiety, grief, depression and other life issues. Their newest programs address job placement, New York City and State alternative sentencing programs, and GED education.
Imperato appealed to people around the world with the following statement, "This organization is trying to make a Better World. They have the best interest of the children and the people of the New York community in their hearts and have selflessly given of their time, energy, monies, and efforts to make New York a better place to live. When New York needed support, L.A.C.A. was there. Now they need our support and New Yorkers, Americans, and people around the world need to be there for them."
For those wishing to donate to LACA please send all checks to LACA, 1112 Garrison Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474. LACA is also available by telephone, 718-842-8555, and via the world wide web at, http://www.lacastateofny.org .