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Operation Wounded Warrior Benefit on October 10

Locust Valley Fire Department Donating All Proceeds

The Locust Valley Fire Department is set to host their second annual Spaghetti Dinner with all proceeds going toward Nassau County Operation Wounded Warrior, a non-profit 501c3 organization formed by members of the Nassau County Fire Department.

The dinner takes place Saturday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the LV firehouse.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, free for five and under. This includes free entry into drawings for door prizes. O.W.W. T-shirts will also be on sale.

All of the money raised by Operation Wounded Warrior goes to purchase items for injured troops. These items are then hand delivered to the injured soldiers by the men and women of NCFD who make the trip to Walter Reed and Bethesda hospitals and to the recuperating injured troops in Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune.

This trip takes place in early December and involves up to 100 fire department members. Last year, thanks to the generosity of all those in the North Shore community, Locust Valley’s spaghetti dinner raised over $10,000 toward this cause.

On his experience over the past few years, Paul Long told the Record Pilot, “These guys from all over the states who are recovering in Camp Lejeune - they now know where Long Island is. They may not have before. They know the population here knows about them and cares deeply for them.”

For more information contact Paul Long at 676-5104.