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Sanitation Organizes Funeral for Abandoned Brooklyn Baby "Destiny Hope" on Saturday, August 7th

August 5,2004 | Vito A. Turso / Taryn Duckett (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 04-40, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On July 23, 2004, a newborn baby girl was found by two New York City Department of Sanitation workers inside a black trash bag on Putnam Avenue, between Broadway and Howard Avenue, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. She was pronounced dead at the scene and an investigation continues. In response to an outpouring of grief and compassion by Sanitation Workers, funds were raised so that AMT Children of Hope Foundation could take legal custody of the abandoned infant, named "Destiny Hope" by the Sanitation Workers of the Brooklyn North 3 garage, and the baby could be given a proper burial, complete with DSNY Honor Guard and bagpipers. Arrangements were made in conjunction with DSNY staff, NYPD Detectives, and members of the 81st Precinct. 

Prayers Lawrence H. Woodward Funeral Home
1 Troy Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
(between Atlantic Ave. & Fulton St.)
Saturday, August 7th
9:00 AM
Mass Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church
915 Putnam Ave
Brooklyn, NY
(between Patchen & Ralph Avenues)
Saturday, August 7th
10:00 AM
Burial Holy Rood Cemetery
Westbury, Long Island

Vito A. Turso, DSNY (646) 885-5020
Tim Jaccard, AMT Children of Hope Foundation (516) 781-3511