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UNICO National. the largest Italian American Service Organization in the
United States, respectfully requests that any and all local government
and law-enforcement officials assist in the protection and preservation
of Christopher Columbus memorials in their municipality and, if
necessary, aid in the prompt restoration and re-placement of damaged
Columbus statues . Regardless of the protesters' intentions, this
desecration is demeaning, insulting, and disrespectful to all
Italian-Americans. Over time, Columbus has become symbolic of the
Italian-American experience, heritage, and contributions to these United
Much of the circulating information concerning Columbus is historically
inaccurate as it neglects the many positive aspects of Columbus'
explorations and has placed this information totally out of temporal
context. His accomplishments as a daring navigator can go uncontested;
he is emblematic of the millions of immigrants and their pursuit of
economic opportunity, religious freedom, and hope for a better life. "To
the world he gave a world!"
Frank N. De Frank, M.D.
President, UNICO National
PNP Rick D'Arminio and wife Manuela of the Greater Ramsey, NJ Chapter helped put together food baskets for 110 local families.
Wethersfield CT UNICO provided meals for the staff at three COVID-19 testing centers.
Verona NJ UNICO recently donated meals to the nurses at St. Barnabas Medical Center. They also donated $500 each to the Verona PBA, Volunteer Fire Department, and First Aid Squad.
Thank you to Mike Fasulo and the Southington CT chapter for donating $25 gift cards to Tops Market, Anthony Jacks, Flair, Family Pizza, Fancy Bagels, and Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant. They are distributed to families of three or more when they come for the food pantry and also providing gift cards to smaller families.