Rep. Grimm Congratulates S.I. Leader Mike “Loco” Hoffman for Being a “Champion of Change” with Sandy Recovery

Apr 24, 2013 Issues: Superstorm Sandy
Rep. Grimm Congratulates S.I. Leader Mike “Loco” Hoffman for Being a “Champion of Change” with Sandy Recovery

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-SI/Brooklyn) congratulated Staten Island resident Mike ‘Loco’ Hoffman for being named a ‘Champion of Change’ by the White House. Hoffman was recognized for forming Yellow Boots and participated in the White House Forum on Sandy recovery today in Washington, D.C.

“Anyone who was on the ground in the immediate aftermath of the storm knows it wasn’t the government that drove the recovery process, but community leaders like Mike ‘Loco’ who really stepped up to help their neighbors in times of need,” said Rep. Grimm.  I couldn’t be more proud of Mike ‘Loco’ for the work he has done with Yellow Boots, and I am truly honored represent him in Congress.  He certainly is a ‘Champion of Change,’ and I find it fitting that he was honored today at the White House.”

On March 14, 2013, Rep. Grimm sent a letter supporting Mike Hoffman’s nomination as a Superstorm Sandy “Champion of Change.”

After the White House, Mike Hoffman and his family visited Rep. Grimm’s DC office and were by joined by leaders from the Yellow Team (Farid Kader, Ross Decker, Jason Vogel) and Guyon Rescue (Derek Tabacco).