Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00
The Roslyn Fire Companies have reported another extremely successful fundraiser for the Nassau County Firefighters Wounded Warriors Project. Following its debut last fall, the Roslyn firefighters again organized a Doo-Wop concert to support this important cause.
Recently, community members packed 500 deep into the auditorium at the Roslyn High School to listen to the concert and support the cause. All told, firefighters and other community members helped raise $31,000 for injured servicemen and women throughout the country. Many other Nassau County fire departments support the Wounded Warrior project, and this winter many will travel to military hospitals to visit some of those who have just returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The fire companies have already announced a third concert for next year, with the hopes that this program can continue to generate the kind of support that past years have demonstrated.
“This year’s concert attracted another sell-out crowd,” said Henry Krukowski, who leads the fire companies’ committee to support the Wounded Warriors. “We feel strongly about supporting our country’s armed forces, particularly those who are injured while defending the country,” he added, noting that this year’s program was again put on with generous support from the Roslyn Heights Funeral Home.
Information on tickets for this fall’s concert will be forthcoming later this spring. Anyone interested in learning more about the program or making a donation can call the fire companies’ dedicated Wounded Warrior line at 587-7187.