Bayside, Queens – On February 9th, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) delivered hundreds of items generously donated through his office’s “Valentines for Vets” gift drive to hospitalized and disabled veterans at the New York State Veterans’ Home at St. Albans.
“This February, Northeast Queens residents, schools and organizations showed their immense respect and appreciation to local veterans by participating in my office’s ‘Valentines for Vets’ gift drive,” said Assemblyman Braunstein. “This important tradition gives the local community the opportunity to thank our veterans for their sacrifices. I want to thank each and every person who helped put a smile on a local veteran’s face and make this year’s drive a great success.”
The gifts included greeting cards, candy, playing cards, puzzles, activity books and new clothing items (including shirts, pants, socks, shoes and robes).
The New York State Veterans’ Home at St. Albans provides residential, nursing and rehabilitative care to elderly and chronically ill veterans and eligible family members.
Several local schools and organizations participated in this year’s gift drive.