Long Island, N.Y. – Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,I-South Huntington) has joined forces with American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 to support veterans and families in need.
Lupinacci’s district office is a drop-off point for the Legion’s “Operation Enduring Care” food and supply drive. The drive is organized by Greenlawn Fire Department firefighter, U.S. Army veteran and Post member Al Statton, who collects critical supplies for veterans and families in need at the United Veterans Beacon House at the Northport VA Medical Center.
“Al’s selfless work to support his fellow veterans provides critical care to valiant men and women and their families during their hour of need,” Lupinacci said. “As a community, it is a moral imperative that we step up and serve those who enlisted to protect our freedoms in service to this nation.”
Donations of personal hygiene items, such as antiperspirants/deodorants; shaving cream; shampoo and conditioner; alcohol-free mouthwash; razors; body wash, bar soap, shower shoes and flip-flops are in particularly high demand. Clothing and underwear for men and women as well as non-perishable food items, including: coffee (ground or whole bean); canned proteins (tuna, chicken, roast beef, etc.); peanut butter; jelly; soups; macaroni and cheese; individually wrapped snacks; canned fruits; rice, pasta and/or boxed potatoes are also gratefully accepted.
Donations of gift cards for supermarkets and other establishments where food can be purchased are also welcomed. Contributions can be dropped off at Lupinacci’s district office, 630 New York Avenue, suite D, Huntington, NY 11743, or the Greenlawn Fire Department, 23 Boulevard Avenue, Greenlawn, NY 11740 after a call to Statton at 631-835-3851.
For more information, call Statton, Lupinacci’s district office at 631-271-8025 or Post 1244 Past Commander Bob Santo at 516-458-7881.
Pictured Above: Assemblyman Lupinacci (center) is joined by American Legion Post 1244 Past Commander Robert Santo (left), and Operation Enduring Care organizer Al Statton at the district office.
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