Dinner to toast Woodhaven corps

By Sarina Trangle

Woodhaven is hoping to sustain its struggling volunteer ambulance corps with a pasta dinner.

The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps temporarily shut its doors in March 2014 after snow from the partially collapsed building next door, at 78-19 Jamaica Ave., began seeping into its headquarters.

The corps was already financially reeling from the collapse of its neighbor’s roof in March 2013. Falling bricks and debris damaged the corps’ emergency exit, which prevented a senior center from staying on as the corps’ tenant.

Now the corps is battling the pace of its neighbor’s building repairs in court.

The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association and several area elected officials have planned a Sept. 20 fund-raiser at Emanuel United Church of Christ to boost the corps’s reserves, according to the civic group’s website.

Admission to the 1950s-themed pasta dinner is $20.

To purchase tickets, contact the block association at 718-296-3735 or [email protected].

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle at 718-260-4546 or by e-mail at [email protected].