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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Brookhaven Town Receives Kindhearted Donations to Help Veterans in Need During Thanksgiving Holiday

Group photo presenting proclamation

Farmingville, NY –  On November 16, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine met with members of the Suffolk County Local 1500 Retirees Club to thank them for their heartwarming donations of food to veterans in need in Brookhaven Town. Club members dropped off nearly twenty large boxes of non-perishable food to the Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center in Blue Point, where Supervisor Romaine presented the club with a proclamation from the entire Town Board for its efforts.

In June, the Suffolk County Local 1500 Retirees Club donated several boxes of food to the Town of Brookhaven’s Division of Veterans Services Veterans Food Drive. When the club found out about the many ways the Town’s Division of Veterans Services works in partnership with the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency to help veterans, members decided on their own accord to do another food collection to donate to the Town for Thanksgiving. These boxes were then distributed to each of the six Town Council District Offices to distribute to veterans in need throughout Brookhaven Town.

Additionally, Brookhaven resident Bill Lyon took it upon himself to donate about 25 boxes of food to the Town of Brookhaven to distribute to veterans in need for the Thanksgiving Holiday Season. The Town will distribute this food to a local VFW, where it will go directly to veterans in need in time for Thanksgiving Day.

Supervisor Romaine said, “These residents have not only helped Brookhaven veterans and their families by providing them with food, they have also lifted their spirits by letting them know there are people in the community who care about them and all the sacrifices veterans have made for our country.”

From left to right in the photo are: Housing and Human Services Commissioner Alison Karppi, members of the Suffolk County Local 1500 Retirees Club and Supervisor Ed Romaine.

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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