The following is a press release from the offices of Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis:
This morning, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-East Shore) delivered items collected during her “July Re-Supply” drive to Project Homefront, a local non-profit organization charged with assembling and shipping care packages to military personnel from New York deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait.
Items included drinks, snacks, toiletries, dog products, writing pads, and other supplies donated by individuals in the community and members of the Verrazano Rotary Club and Arrochar Friendship Club.
The drive came about after Malliotakis was informed that Project Homefront faces difficulty filling care packages during the summer months, due to the group’s heavy reliance on donations from students. She and her staff will be on hand tomorrow morning to assist with packaging.
“The generosity of our community never ceases to amaze me. Patriotism and affection for our troops runs deep in Staten Island and Brooklyn, and we prove it though our actions. It’s not just talk,” said Malliotakis. “The members of our armed forces do some of the hardest work in the world, under the most extreme conditions. It’s an honor to work with Project Homefront to make their time overseas a little more comfortable.”
The items will be packed tomorrow morning, 9:00 a.m., at New Dorp Moravian Church.