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Holiday Troop Drive

StateSenator MartinGolden is again hosting a holiday troop drive to support our heroes this holiday season.

Golden,a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security,MilitaryandVeteranAffairsstated, “What better way to say thankyoutothose brave men and women that are currently serving in the ArmedForcesbymakingsurethatthisholidayseason, they have the personal items necessary to enhance their quality of life overseas.May we continueto remember that it is our military who has allowed us to live in freedom and to celebrate our holidays amongst family and friends.”

Golden added, “The troops of the United States have devoted their lifeandtheir career to the protection of our nation.I trust that this communitywill come together and will show their gratitude to our American heroes.”

Suggesteddonations include: tube socks (Green/Black), Tan and Green T-shirts,unscentedbabypowder,games (Domino’s, Checkers, Chess) chap stick/lip balm, batteries, Long Johns, snacks, phone cards, batteries, baby wipes,PopTarts,shavingcream,razors,toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, sun screen, toilet paper, mac and cheese, mouthwash, toiletries, cannedgoods,snackschips,powdered drinks, cup of soup, DVD’s, books, magazines,sunblock, flea, envelopes, pens and pencils, paperback books, playing cards, tick and lice powder, and holiday cards.

Donationswillbe accepted until Monday, December 5, at either ofSenator Golden’s District Offices located - 7408-5th Avenue in Bay Ridge or at 3604 QuentinRoad in Marine Park - Mondaythrough Friday.

For more information call,718- 238-6044.

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