2010-11-24 / Front Page

Dromm, Ferreras, Den Dekker Hold Fundraiser For Local Crime Victim

 On November 14, at the Jewish Community Center of Jackson Heights, City Councilmembers Daniel Dromm, Julissa Ferreras and Assemblymember Michael Den Dekker hosted a fundraiser for Victor Mejia de los Santos, a pizza delivery person who was brutally beaten after being set up for a robbery on November 5 in Jackson Heights. The 28-year-old Mexican immigrant, who supported his family on the small income he made, has been in critical condition at Elmhurst Hospital. Elected officials including city Comptroller John Liu asked the Jackson Heights community to join them in a show of support to raise funds to help pay for Mejia’s medical expenses and lost income. “I am saddened and appalled by the heinous attack that took place in our neighborhood,” Dromm said. “Victor Mejia de los Santos is an honest worker trying to earn an honest living and pursue the American dream. That is why we are moved to try and help the Mejia family get through this very difficult time.” More than 70 concerned neighbors came to the Jewish Community Center of Jackson Heights over the course of the evening to make donations. Approximately $3,000 was raised. “Mr. Mejia is a hardworking immigrant whose family depends on his meager salary for survival,” Ferreras said. “I urge everyone who can contribute even a dollar or two to do so.” 


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