(LAWRENCE, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages (D - Lawrence) partnered with the Nassau County Office of Hispanic Affairs to connect residents with housing, education, healthcare, unemployment and social services resources during a special community outreach event at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Representatives from the Nassau County Board of Elections, Long Island Jobs with Justice, Five Towns Community Center and Fidelis Care were also present to provide resources to the community.
“During Hispanic Heritage Month, it is an honor and a privilege to spotlight and elevate the accomplishments and contributions of Hispanic-American leaders who inspire others on a daily basis to achieve success and pursue their dreams,” Legislator Solages said. “I thank County Executive Curran and the Office of Hispanic Affairs for partnering with my office on this timely effort to empower our residents.”
The event was part of Legislator Solages’ observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sept. 15 because it is the celebration of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days soon after on Sept. 16 and 18, respectively.
PHOTO CREDITS - Office of Legislator Carrié Solages