Catholic Charities of Central Florida is opening a temporary office at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Orlando to provide financial assistance, counseling and other help to survivors and family members of the Pulse nightclub shootings reports Kate Santich of the Orlando Sentinel.
Office hours for the center are Monday through Friday, 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Survivors and family members of the victims are asked to call 386-341-3740 to request financial assistance. Case managers will available to assist them in both English and Spanish during office hours.
Catholic Charities has been running the Orlando Family Assistance Center at Camping World Stadium. They have said that the center will be open for at least two weeks, but that help will continue to be available.
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NYPD Commissioner William Bratton told a radio reporter that it’s not a question of “if” but “when” there will be another terrorist attack on New York City, but the city is prepared for that day, writes Diane C. Lore in the Staten Island Advance.
Bratton spoke Sunday on The Cats’ Roundtable on WNYM/970 AM.
Liberty Park, a new elevated park peppered with shade trees and benches overlooking the September 11th Memorial will open next week. Ultimately, Liberty Park will become the grounds of the new St. Nicholas National Shrine writes Maria Alvarez in Newsday.
The park is owned by the Port Authority, and sits atop the Vehicle Security Center on Liberty Street.
St. Nicholas National Shrine will replace St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church that was destroyed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.The marble shrine should be completed in early 2018.
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