The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association was founded in 1998 with the vision to welcome and assist immigrant and low income families in the Murray Hill Section of Flushing. Under the leadership of Pastor Mark Perri of Immanuel Community Church and retired Pastor John Smucker of First Presbyterian Church of Flushing, MHNA was incorporated in 1999 as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Our first two programs were a weekly Food Pantry and the Flushing English Language Center. Since then, MHNA has added a daily afterschool program, computer lab, and an eight week summer program.
MHNA receives voluntary, material, and financial support from an increasing number of local congregations and individuals. MHNA programs have been awarded numerous grants through foundations, and denominational, and governmental agencies. MHNA financial statements are reviewed yearly by a Certified Public Accountant.
Your financial or voluntary support is always welcomed! Please feel free to call for more information or to volunteer in any of our programs.
In October 2012 MHNA took a divine detour as Hurricane Sandy devastated the Rockaways. MHNA recruited volunteers to help with muck-outs, and was instrumental in assisting the First Church of God Far Rockaway in creating the Rockaway Emergency Response Team (REST). MHNA was also instrumental in facilitating a Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) base camp at First Church. The efforts of REST and MDS continue to assist hurricane Sandy victims.