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Saladino, LaMarca Launch TOB Vets Program at Northport VA


By Nolan Cleary


Oyster Bay Supervisor Joe Saladino and Clerk Richard LaMarca are teaming up to start a collection drive to support local veterans through the Northport Veterans Administration Hospital.


The initiative, being dubbed the “Spring into Action” collection drive, was announced in support US military veterans who use the services and facilities at the Northport VA Hospital.


“From hosting veteran appreciation events to recognizing their service with Hometown Heroes Banners in our parks, the Town of Oyster Bay is committed to honoring veterans for their service to our nation,” Saladino said. “Please join this mission to help bring the comforts of home to veterans living at the Northport VA Hospital by making a donation to our collection drive during the month of April.”


Some of the most requested items include hair combs, deodorant, body wash, lotion, nail clippers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, entertainment, shampoo and clothing.


“When I learned that the Northport VA has a “Wish List” of items their veterans need, I knew Supervisor Saladino and the Town Board would spring into action with me to help ensure these needs are met,” added LaMarca . “I thank them for partnering with me to organize this critical initiative, and I thank the residents of our wonderful Town in advance for their generosity and support of our Veterans.”


The collection drive remains active until the end of April.


Bins can found at Town Hall North (54 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay), Town Hall South (977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa), and the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center (1001 Stewart Ave, Bethpage) and are available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:45pm.

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