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SUPER VOLUNTEERS!: Be Proud Foundation volunteers, from left, Antonia Sitova, Philip Gurevicn, Esq; Anna Malkina-Shumaeva; Be Proud Foundation board member Dmitriy Azayev; Faina Konusova; Boris Malkiyev, Mara Goldshtein; Yevsey Denenberg; and Inna Lukyanenko participated in the ninth annual Passover Food Distribution effort in the Coney Island-Brighton Beach area.
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Standing O sends loads of thanks to Raisa Chernina, executive director and founder of Be Proud Foundation.

The organization with giving volunteers, including Antonia Sitova, Philip Gurevicn, Esq; Anna Malkina-Shumaeva; Dmitriy Azayev, member of board of Be Proud Foundation; Faina Konusova; Boris Malkiyev, Mara Goldshtein; Yevsey Denenberg; and Inna Lukyanenko, packaged and handed out more than 600 bags of groceries for the needy on the ninth annual Passover Food Distribution initiative. At the kick-off event at the National restaurant in Brighton Beach, Raisa thanked the Community Affairs Office of the 60th Precinct for “Providing the safety that made this event possible.”

She added, “I don’t want people to not have food on this special holiday.” Adding, “I believe hunger doesn’t have a language, people in need — no matter skin color or religion.”

Be Proud Foundation [2805 E. 26th St. between Emmons Avenue and Shore Parkway in Sheepshead Bay, (718) 788–7773].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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