Virtual Happy Hour | COVID-19 Updates | CRDC News

Dear CRDC,

This Thursday, we will be holding our very first CRDC Virtual Happy Hour at 7pm and everyone is invited to join in. Plus we will have a special guest speaker! See details below.

We truly hope you are all still doing the best you can. Times are really difficult right now and I assure you, we will get through this together!!! If you need any kind of assistance, please do not hesitate and reach out to us. We truly are #AloneTogether and we must continue to #StayHome and follow all safety precautions.

Things you can do to keep active;

    • Join us for a virtual meeting on Zoom on April 23rd : Everyone is invited to join us on Thursday for our first Virtual Happy Hour! Whether you drink, coffee, tea, water, or wine, bring your favorite beverage to our Happy Hour and hear from our fellow exec members as well as special guest Corey Johnson who will discuss the latest developments and answer questions. Hope to see you all on Thursday!!! Here is the online link OR you can call in using this number; 1-929-436-2866 ID: 815 0321 1799
    • Find out how you can help New Yorkers affected by COVID-19 and how you can receive COVID-19-related assistance:  
    • Hip Hop Public Health: 20 Seconds or More was created by Hip Hop Public Health to empower youth and families with the right information, tools and resources to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Watch the music video to learn proper handwashing techniques, safety protocols and what to do if you have symptoms. 
    • Home Delivered Meals for Seniors: NYC is assisting New Yorkers by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves. Call 311 OR go to
    • If you haven’t filled out your Census yet:  There is one thing we can all do for New York while we are stuck indoors; the 2020 US Census! $650 billion in federal funds and political representation will be impacted. Fill out the form you have received in the mail, do it online at, or over the phone by calling 844-330-2020. The Census takes less than 10 minutes to fill out. Fee free to contact us if you have any questions. 
    • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans.  For small business loans, the best way to proceed with this program is to fill out the application online and then contact your banker for help.  If you continue to get nowhere, e-mail Sylvia Di Pietro at [email protected] and she will coordinate for you to speak to someone in Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s office for help.
    • New York City #BikeMatch: Have a bike? Need a bike? In NYC, bicycles are essential transportation for many who need to get around during the coronavirus outbreak. This might include traveling to essential jobs, running crucial errands, or participating in mutual aid for vulnerable people who cannot leave their homes.  Transportation Alternatives is connecting New Yorkers who have an extra bicycle to New Yorkers who need one. Whether you have a bike or need a bike, fill out the form and you will be matched. CRDC President, Mindy Rosier-Rayburn participated in the #BikeMatch program and her recipient loved the bike!
    • Neighborhood Check-In Initiative; With many New Yorkers isolated and distant from loved ones, it's more important to check in on our neighbors. Senator Brad Hoylman's office is conducting an ongoing initiative called Neighborhood Check-In. Sign-up if you’d like to help. 
    • Resources for People With Disabilities; The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities has launched a web page to inform New Yorkers with disabilities      about COVID-19. There is information about food and supplies, social security benefits, home health care providers, and more.
    • Something to make you smile... To help pass the time, and lift your spirits, USA TODAY (and a few helpers) assembled a list of 100 songs that are either fun, catchy or upbeat and will — we hope — make you smile and ease your worries, at least for a few minutes. They're a mix of currents and retro hits from all genres, presented in no particular order. 
    • Read the most recent tribute to Judy Richheimer written by our own Donathan Salkaln. Judy was a former CRDC President and a staple of our club and our community for decades. She passed away from the Coronavirus recently.        Judy Richheimer: Feline Adventurer


Once again, if you need any help during this crisis, please reach out to me. We will get through this!!! 


Mindy Rosier-Rayburn

CRDC President