2012-11-29 / Front Page

Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior Holiday Appeal

Garden City Volunteer Firefighters, under the direction of Chief Charles S. Cavarra, are once again co-sponsoring Operation Wounded Warrior this year with area Nassau County volunteer fire departments. NCFF-OWW will be on the road again and will travel to deliver Christmas & Holiday Care Package items to soldiers wounded in combat operations in the middle east. The care packages will be delivered to wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center, Fort Bragg, and MCB Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Area volunteer firefighters will begin their journey on Wednesday, December 5th. Garden City Fire Chief Charles Cavarra noted, “I can’t say it enough how unbelievable this organization is. Each and every year they are able to raise funds to help our wounded soldiers and their families.

The holidays are a delicate time of year for many of our soldiers during their difficult road to recovery. Our firefighters simply want to bring some comfort and joy to them. It is really special.” Village residents interested in donating to Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior can send their donations payable to: NCFF Operation Wounded Warrior, c/o Garden City Volunteer Fire Department, 347 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530.

Donations have been successfully used for purchasing much needed wireless laptop computers, DVD players, IPods, Clothing and other items that make the wounded soldiers more comfortable during their long recoveries. The NCFF-Operation Wounded Warrior program is duly recognized civilian non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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