North Hempstead brings holiday donations to veterans 

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From left, Jack Alfonso, Matthew Falcone, Tony Catalano, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Larry Brady, Council Member Viviana Russell, Charles Wohlegmuth, Gabe Parajos, Yuri Karaz Council Member Anna Kaplan, Council Member Peter Zuckerman, Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Council Member Lee Seeman, Legislative Aide Suzette Gray, Council Member Dina De Giorgio, Al Piscitelli, Deputy Town Clerk Nick Guariglia.

North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Members Dina De Giorgio, Lee Seeman, Peter Zuckerman, Viviana Russell and Anna Kaplan, Town Clerk Wayne Wink, and the Town’s Veterans Advisory Committee completed the fourth annual Veterans Donation Drive on Saturday Dec. 2, transporting over 160 boxes of new clothes, toiletries, and other supplies that were collected through the town-wide drive to the Northport VA.

The donations were collected throughout the month of November at locations throughout the Town, including Clinton G. Martin Park, Town Hall, Town Clerk’s Office, Michael J. Tully Park Aquatic Activity Center, 14 Vanderventer Avenue, Port Washington, Manorhaven Village Hall, Port Washington Chamber of Commerce Building and Sands Point Preserve.

“I am so proud that we hold this drive each year, and that each year we are able to collect and deliver more and more needed supplies to our deserving Veterans,” Bosworth said. “During the holiday season it is even more important to bring cheer to those who served our country so valiantly.”

Supervisor Judi Bosworth with the Town of North Hempstead’s Veteran’s Advisory Committee.

“We are extremely devoted to serving our veterans here in the Town of North Hempstead,” Wink said. “We always look forward to continuing this tradition each year.”

“I would like to say thank you to all Port Washington and Manhasset residents who donated so generously to help men and women who have given so much to this country,” De Giorgio said. “During the holiday season it’s important for us all to remember that there are veterans, and many wounded warriors who continue to need our support.”

“I am so happy that we had another successful Town Veterans donation drive,” Seeman said, “It is so important to me that we treat our veterans well.  They are the ones who help protect the rights and freedoms that we hold so dear.”

“We honor our veterans during this holiday season by giving back and it is truly heartwarming to see the sheer number of contributions the Town of North Hempstead was able to garner on behalf of our veterans. My heart is filled with gratitude and pride for our town, ” Russell said.

“I am proud that the Town holds this successful donation drive each year for our Veterans and that we were able to collect over 150 boxes of supplies this year for the Northport VA, where they will be put to good use,” Kaplan said.

“Our annual Town-wide donation drive for our Veterans is truly amazing. I am thankful to all of our residents and Town staff for what we have been able to provide every year,” Zuckerman said.

“This is but a small gesture to make sure our Veterans are not forgotten,” Ferrara said, “they were there for us and we will always be there for them.”

For more information about the Town’s Veteran’s Advisory Committee go to http://northhempsteadny.gov/veterans or call 311.

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