Elected Officials From Both Sides Come Together For Our Wounded Soldiers
September 12, 2008
(New York, NY) There will be a 3rd Annual Wounded Warrior Project Cocktail Party/Fundraiser on Saturday September 13, 2008 at the Zere Residence which is located at 4 Salt Box Court Smithtown, NY from 6-10PM.
Wounded soldiers from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq will be honored by representatives of the Long Island business community, families and elected officials from across Long Island. Approximately 250 people are expected to attend this memorable event hosted by the Zere Real Estate family residence located in Smithtown, NY. Long Island’s top business representatives along with members of the Long Island Congressional delegation, NY State Assembly & Senate, members of the Suffolk County legislature and Smithtown Town Board Members are expected to attend. The night’s activities will include a presentation by the Wounded Warrior Project staff and there will be gourmet cuisine, prepared by event organizer, David Zere, along with great live music.
Among the elected officials who will be on hand include US Congressman Tim Bishop of the 1st District, US Congressman Steve Israel of the 2nd District, NY State Senator Ken LaValle, NYS Assemblymen Marc Alessi, Andrew Raia and Michael Fitzpatrick, Suffolk County Legislators Vivian Fisher, Suffolk County Legislator John Kennedy and Smithtown Town Supervisor Pat Vecchio. This will be a non political and event to honor those deserve it.
All proceeds will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) which was founded on the principle that veterans are our nation’s greatest citizens. The WWP seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world. Many of the injuries are traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries that will retire these brave warriors from military service.
“On this night we will put aside our own business and family endeavors and pay our respects to men and women who make this nation proud, ” Zere said.” I will never forget the energy and kindness of last years event and the soldiers who participated from the Wounded Warrior Project. We raised almost $8,000 from last years event and this year we are looking to least double that number. We look forward to honoring those who put it
all on the line for the citizens of the United States”.
David Zere of Zere Real Estate Services, Inc., is the host and sponsor of the event. Peter Honerkamp, Managing Partner of the legendary Stephen Talk House, in Amagansett, NY, has lent his full support and resources to make this event a successful one as well.