Farmingville, NY - In a continuing effort to help veterans in need, Supervisor Ed Romaine, Councilman Kevin LaValle and the Brookhaven Youth Bureau have collected donations of food and coats. The items will be distributed directly to veterans and their families. Pictured from left to right are Rocky Point Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 6249 Commander Joe Cognitore, Supervisor Ed Romaine, Youth Bureau INTERFACE Coordinator Josephine Lunde, New York State VFW Commander Dennis Sullivan and Councilman Kevin LaValle. The VFW leaders were at Town Hall this week to collect donations.
Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “Suffolk County is the home to more veterans than anywhere in the state and many of them are in need of assistance. Thanks to our Youth Bureau and the VFW, we are able to help our neighbors who served their country who just need some help to get by.”
Councilman LaValle said, “The Youth Bureau and VFW have been great partners for many years and they can always be counted on when someone needs a helping hand. This food and coat drive is a perfect example of their selfless efforts, as well as generosity of Brookhaven residents.”
“I would like to thank Supervisor Romaine, Councilman Kevin LaValle and the Brookhaven Youth Bureau INTERFACE Program for helping us to provide food and coats to veterans in need in our local communities,” New York State Commander Dennis Sullivan said.