Collection Drive Underway Supports VA Hospital

The Town of Oyster Bay will host a “Spring into Action” Collection Drive in support of the Northport VA. During the month of April, residents are invited to donate toiletries and clothing.

“When I learned that the Northport VA has a ‘Wish List’ of items their veterans need, I knew Supervisor Saladino and the town board would spring into action with me to help ensure these needs are met,” Clerk Richard LaMarca said. “I thank them for partnering with me to organize this critical initiative, and I thank the residents of our wonderful town in advance for their generosity and support of our veterans.”

Most needed items include toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, unscented deodorant, body wash, unscented lotion, nail clippers, and shampoo), clothing (men’s underwear size 2XL & 3XL, men’s sweat suits size 2XL & 3XL, socks, flip flops, pajamas, and scarves), and entertainment (magazines, movies, and CDs, especially Greatest Hits of the ‘50s & ‘60s).

“From hosting veteran appreciation events to recognizing their service with Hometown Heroes Banners in our parks, the Town of Oyster Bay is committed to honoring veterans for their service to our nation,” Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino said.

The town’s collection drive will run through the month of April. Collection bins will be available on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Town Hall North (54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay), Town Hall South (977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa), and the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center (1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage).

For more information, call 516-624-6380 or email

Christy Hinko
Christy Hinko is a managing editor at Anton Media Group. She is a New York Press Association (NYPA) and Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) award-winning writer and photographer.

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