City Hall, New York, March 12, 2013 Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg issued a commendation letter to the Central Park Medical Unit for “its tremendous efforts to protect the health and safety of the people of New York City.”
Mayor Bloomberg cited the Medical Unit’s volunteers for their consistent commitment to making Central Park and all of New York a better place to live and visit. While the Mayor knows of the heroic actions of CPMU’s volunteers spanning decades, the activities of the Medical Unit caught national and international attention during Hurricane Sandy when volunteers worked around the clock helping with the emergency evacuation of the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital, nursing homes in the Rockaways and Bellevue Hospital.
During Hurricane Sandy, the Central Park Medical Unit worked together with the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the New York Police Department, the FDNY-EMS Division and the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City to serve communities across the five boroughs. The Mayor’s Commendation comes on the heels of White House recognition of long time CPMU volunteer, Rafael Castellanos. President Obama conferred the highest volunteer award available, the President’s Call to Service Award in January 2013. For the full text of the Mayor’s Commendation, please click here.
For almost 40 years the Central Park Medical Unit has been the front line emergency medical service providing compassionate and free care in State record time to Central Park visitors and in times of emergency to the larger New York City community. The Central Park Medical Unit is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. All donations are go directly to the operation of the Unit. Click here to support CPMU.