Real Estate Agent with Shahar Management

Here is a great way to reward the people who helped us during that terrible snowstorm just two weeks ago from Senator Bonacic.  Click on the link and nominate those usually nameless, faceless people who help us everyday.


The recent snow storms created hazardous conditions throughout the Hudson Valley and Catskills.  I know many people were impacted by this. My son lost power on Thursday and did not regain it until the following Monday night, and I know that story was repeated throughout our region.

Anytime disaster strikes, many people, both volunteer and paid, play a key role in keeping people safe, making sure basic needs are met, and of course ensuring power is restored so people can return to their daily lives.

Key to allowing our lives to return to normal were the actions of our firefighters, EMS workers, police, highway workers, and utility workers and volunteers. You may be one of them, you may be married to one, or you may know one who worked to help us through the storm.

If you would like to honor someone who helped us through the February, 2010 snowstorm for a special Senate honor, this is your opportunity to do so.

I invite you to nominate someone (or a group of people) to honor them for their efforts during the storm. Below, please find a link to a press release and a PDF (at the bottom of the press release) which can be filled out and faxed, mailed, or emailed in, nominating people for special Senate recognition for their efforts during the storm.


We ask that nominations be sent in by March 20. My fax number is 845 344 3328 and my postal address is 201 Dolson Ave, Suite F, Middletown, NY 10940. You can also feel free to simply retype the information and email it in or hand write and scan the nomination form and email it back to me.



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Comments (14)

Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

What a nice thing to do.  If it extended to ROckland county, I could add several names to the list.

Mar 12, 2010 05:27 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Debra, That IS a nice thing to do.  I keep thinking of the woman who needed a transplant and had to get to the hospital and a fireman took her...but it wasn't in that area.   People can be SO kind.

Mar 12, 2010 07:22 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher



Mar 12, 2010 08:42 AM
Deena Cottingham
GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography - Calgary, AB
Home Stager & Photographer

Yikes, that is a long time without power! It is always amazing, though, to see so many people come forward and help out just because they can. Sometimes the silver lining is the sense of community that is formed in a disaster like this. So sorry you had to go through it, though!

Mar 12, 2010 09:52 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Hi Debra.  I think this is a very good thing that your state senator is doing(you as well to call attention to it).  Those state and county highway workers who manned the snowplows around the clock would get my vote. 

Say Debra,  did you see the latest YOU TUBE sensation?  Some person in the Heartland was on top of a roof trying to teach a falcon how to scratch its talons on the gutter!  ^_~

Mar 12, 2010 12:56 PM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Hi Debra, What a great idea!  And, as usual, so very kind and thoughtful of you to post this.  You are one of my heroes!!!

Mar 12, 2010 11:45 PM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Leah-I don't think it is restrictive-it says Hudson Valley.  Submit Away!

Carole-There are so many people out

there that deserve recognition for all of their selfless acts.  Thank you Carole!

Deena-Thanks for the comments!  It was a long time to be without power.  My one friend had 4 people staying with her who had no power all that time. 

Bruce-Oh boy I can see this is going to be a long running thing!  LMAO

Suze-Right back at ya girlie!  Have a great weekend!



Mar 13, 2010 04:15 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and mornen there Debra

That sure is a mighty fine way to honor folks that helped others, duren that major Feb. snowstorm.

Baker Home Energy Audit and Commercial Properties Inspections

Mar 13, 2010 10:09 PM
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

Nice thing for you all to do!  Glad to see other still pitch in to help.

Mar 14, 2010 11:17 PM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Dale-Yes it is!  Thanks for coming by!

Kathy-Thank goodness for all those volunteers!

Mar 15, 2010 06:04 AM
Robert L. Brown - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

From a government official at that. That's a first. Kudos goes to him. Others could learn from his example.

Mar 17, 2010 08:22 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Robert-Isn't that terrific?  They sure can!

Mar 18, 2010 07:35 AM
Mary Kay Hopkins
Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB - Lake Charles, LA

Good for the Senator and thanks to you for spreading the word about this positive initiative....And for thinking green.

Mar 31, 2010 02:56 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

A great contribution and iniative.  Looking for ways to acknowledgement the goodness of others and their selfles acts is inspiring.

Mar 31, 2021 10:04 PM