Free Coats Offered to Neighborhood Residents in Need
On Saturday - January 14th , the Perez family-owned C-Town Supermarket along with the help of Health Plus, distributed over 100 coats to Bronx neighborhood residents. The C-Town store on East 187th Street & Crescent Avenue, is owned by Radame Perez, who represents the third generation in his family’s grocery business, expressed the importance of such an event during these tough economic times. “It’s very important that we as a community look out and care for each other,” said Mr. Perez. “While unemployment seems to be on the rise, our winter temperatures are on the decline. That’s why we felt, as a family-owned business and longtime neighbor, the need to help as many of our neighbors as possible to keep warm this winter.”
The Perez’s C-Town supermarket has been an active neighborhood store in the heart of the Belmont section of the Bronx and has proudly served the residents of “Little Italy” for over 30 years.
“Partnering with Health Plus in this public gesture of giving seemed obvious, as the effects of the bone-chilling cold weather and subsequent health conditions too often correlate,” said Mr. Perez. “This type of effort was the least we could do for many of our patrons.” Also dropping by to help give out the much needed coats on the coldest day of the year was City Comptroller John Liu.
C-Town owner Radame Perez and a Health Plus associate stand in front of some of the many coats that were given away. Below City Comptroller Liu helps a family try on the coats given to them.