Among them was Shahriar Rahman, owner of VH Care in Jamaica, Queens.
Rahman’s company donated boxes of food and hot meals to those in need. Teaming up with the borough president, they delivered more than 100,000 meals.
“We delivered it to people in need,” he said, “people who lost family members and jobs.”
Rahman said that his company had the means and resources to help out during the pandemic. They pooled together their money and decided to take action rather than sitting at home.
“We have that in our nature,” he said. “Our whole team of people that I work with, people that I grew up with, we basically got together.”
A friend of the borough president’s, Rahman said he hopes Adams will “be the mayor soon.” He said he appreciates what Adams is doing by honoring COVID-19 heroes in the borough. The borough president also hosted a similar ceremony in September.
Rahman said he believes he isn’t as worthy of the award as the frontline and essential workers who risked their lives during the pandemic.
“Overall, this does no justice to the rest of the people,” he said. “It could’ve been a lot of doctors and nurses here instead.
“We just did our part for our neighbors,” Rahman added. “That’s it.”