D’Urso seeks donations for Valentines for Vets

D’Urso seeks donations for Valentines for Vets
State Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso, a member of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, visited veterans at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook. Pictured left to right, Fred Sganga, executive director, one of the residents, and D’Urso. (Photo provided by Office of Assemblyman D'urso)

State Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso invites the 16th Assembly District to open their hearts to Long Island’s veterans by participating in the annual Valentines for Vets Program.

“This is an annual district-wide effort to show our hospitalized veterans who have served our country that they are appreciated and have not been forgotten,” said D’Urso.

For more than a decade public and parochial schools, as well as businesses, libraries, and private citizens in the community have donated personal care items, outerwear and electronics for the Valentines for Vets Program. Each year the 16th AD delivers two truckloads of handmade valentines and donated items to the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook and the Northport VA Medical Center.

What better way to show our appreciation for the sacrifices that veterans have made than to send a valentine or donate an item that veterans can use?

Please drop off items by Friday, January 31, at our new District Office, 20 Vanderventeer Ave.,
Suite 100 West in Port Washington.

Other drop off locations: Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Avenue, Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, Port Washington Community Chest, 382 Main Street, and the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue.

All items must be new. Suggested donations include handmade valentines, toothbrushes, toothpaste, denture adhesive, shampoo, deodorant, hairbrushes, non-slip socks, winter hats, gloves, scarves, stamps, patriotic caps or t-shirts, compact discs, scratch-off lottery tickets, iTunes gift cards, wheelchair cup holders, note cards, phone cards, hand-held computer games, electric razors, clock radio/cassette players, walkmans, terry cloth robes, winter coats, universal remotes, DVDs, portable CD players, earphones, electric toothbrushes, sweatpants, and sweatshirts.

If you have any questions, please call Sandy Portnoy at (516) 482-6966.

Submitted by state Assemblyman D’Urso

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