2010-07-29 / Top Stories


Dear Mr. Rogers:


I want to thank you for the work you are doing in our community. Over the years the Canarsie Courier has kept us informed on what is happening in our neighborhoods, and Beraca Baptist Church is grateful.

The quality of the reporting continues to improve in content and quality photographs capturing the community we all love. We, at Beraca Baptist Church, know your work firsthand and appreciate it very much.

When our Community Development Corporation gathered our youths for a neighborhood cleanup and swept local streets, the Courier was there, even though it was a small project.

When we hosted a Town Hall meeting on predatory lending with Congressman Ed Towns and District Attorney Charles Hines, a somewhat larger event, the Courier was there.

When our food pantry celebrated its one-year anniversary of serving over 80 families in the community, the Courier covered the story.

When the 7.2 earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, the Courier stood with us not only covering the story, but grieving with us. What touched our hearts even more than the reporting of the Canarsie Courier is the care and support that you continue to give Haiti, even though it is no longer in the headlines. Your office became a drop-off site for those who want to contribute to the people suffering in Haiti. You also referred others to consider and support the work that Beraca Baptist Church is doing in Haiti.

Your staff is amazing; they are professional and courteous.

In the book Hebrews 13:16 it says “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

Chuck, you and the Canarsie Courier staff are pleasing to God because you have gone above and beyond the call of duty in serving your community.

God Bless You. Beraca Baptist Church will be praying for you.

Sincerely, Mullery Jean-Pierre


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