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Letter: No Pasta Fundraiser This Year

To all of our many supporters over the past five years who have given so generously of their time and their money to help with our mission of assisting our injured troops and their families, we cannot thank you

enough. Because of your support, the Locust Valley Fired Dept. Operation Wounded Warrior has raised a total of just over $150,000 altogether over the past five years. This has in turn both helped to ease the burdens of and bring smiles to hundreds of injured veterans and their families, locally and afar.

However, due to circumstances out of our control, we the committee, regret to inform you that we are unable to hold our annual pasta dinner fundraiser this year.

We do hope and expect to resume again next year as unfortunately the needs of our military injured men & women still exist.

On that note NCFF Operation Wounded Warrior has other fundraising events coming up at various fire departments and towns over the next two months. If interested in attending any of these events please check out the website for details.

Among the many upcoming projects NCFF-OWW is involved with are plans to help with the costs of installing new kitchens and/or purchasing new kitchen appliances for six injured troops on Long Island.

Also, for those of you who cannot attend an event, should you wish, you can mail a donation to Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior at 120 Covert Ave, Stewart Manor, NY 11530. Note, checks have to be made out to NCFF-Operation Wounded Warrior.

NCFF -OWW also works closely with the Hope for the Warriors organization. Hope for the Warriors is a national, nonprofit organization that supports wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen. A group of military wives founded the organization in 2006.

Concerning same, they will be holding their 6th annual “Run for the Warriors” on Sunday, Nov. 10 in Lindenhurst. See their website at HopefortheWarriors.org for more information.

This is a 10k, 5k, or 1 mile walk with many local and visiting injured veterans taking part. Please consider signing up on their website or sponsoring a runner.

The 6th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors will begin and end at the Town of Babylon Town Hall. Hope For The Warriors encourages everyone to register online or during pre-registration that will close Wednesday, Nov. 6 at midnight. After Oct. 15, registration fees increase to $35.

Same day registration will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 and will close promptly at 8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5K run will begin at 9:30 a.m. The 10K run will begin at 9:45 a.m. and finally the 1mile run/walk will begin at 10 a.m.

We the LVFD OWW Chairs and Committee would again like to thank you all for your unwavering support and hope to see you all back again next year.

In the meantime perhaps we will see many of you at the Hope for the Warriors run in November.

LVFD OWW Co-Chairs and Committee members