Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel Delivers Two Truck Loads of Donated Items to LI Veterans

Great Neck - If it is the Friday before Valentines Day Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel is on the road delivering handmade Valentines and assorted items to veterans at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook and the Northport VA Medical Center. The district-wide effort, headed by Assemblywoman Schimel, enlisted public and parochial schools, as well as businesses and private citizens, to create homemade valentines and contribute needed items such as personal care products, outerwear, and electronics to residents at both facilities.

"For the past five years, Residents in our community have shown their appreciation for the sacrifices that our veterans have made for us by sending valentines and donating items," said Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, a member of the Assembly's Veterans Affairs Committee. "I thank the community for generously opening their hearts and showing our veterans that they have not been forgotten."

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Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel lends a helping hand to her staff by sorting the handmade Valentines and donated toiletries. Pictured from left: Intern Brooke Salvatore, Chief of Staff Emily Frankel, and Assemblywoman Schimel.
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Children from Harbor Day Care in New Hyde Park joined Assemblywoman Schimel to help cheer up the residents at the Northport VA Medical Center.


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Assemblywoman Schimel presents a citation to Joe Ingino of the Vietnam Vets of America Chapter 82.
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Assemblywoman Schimel greets the residents of the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook. Looking on is Fred Sganga, the home's executive director.


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Intern Brooke Salvatore, Former Special Projects Coordinator Fran Reid, Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, and Valentines for Vets Coordinator Sandy Portnoy show off some of the handmade valentines donated by the 16th Assembly District.
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The Girl Scouts Association of Port Washington joined Assemblywoman Schimel to make valentines for the veterans. (Photo by Alexa Feigin)


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Assemblywoman Schimel is joined by Sgt. April Rodgers, three Cadets from the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point-Diana Ormond, Cassandra Palma and Ashley Markey, and members of Brownie Troop #470 of Port Washington. (Photo by Alexa Feigin).