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St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church in Ozone Park is once again holding its Valentines for Veterans drive.
By Forum Staff
Valentine’s Day is next week and State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) recently announced that he’s opening his offices as drop-off locations for St. Mary Gate of Heaven’s Valentines for Veterans drive.
Addabbo’s new district office, located at 84-16 Jamaica Ave. in Woodhaven, and his Middle Village office at 66-85 73rd Pl., will act as drop off spots to collect body wash, deodorant, tissues, shampoo, hand lotion, combs and hair brushes, decks of cards, pens writing paper, tube socks, and t-shirts (XL size only) for the drive. In addition to these items, Addabbo is also accepting Valentine’s Day cards which he will hand-deliver to the veterans.
The Ozone Park church is not collecting dental care products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, lap blankets, razor blades, powders, wipes, or bars of soap.
Cash donations will also be accepted. If you wish to make a donation by check, please make the check out to “Dept. of Veterans Affairs”.
All donations will be delivered to the veterans at the St. Albans Veterans Center.
“This Valentine’s Day spread the love to our local veterans and consider making a donation to the St. Albans Veteran Center,” Addabbo, a member of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, said. “Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our freedoms and way of life, so I am proud to be part of this great event. I want to thank St. Mary Gate of Heaven for organizing this drive and remembering our veterans.”
If you wish to bring your donations directly to St. Mary Gate of Heaven, please drop off your donations by Sunday, Feb. 12 in the church basement, located at 103-12 101st Ave., between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Or you can drop them off at the rectory on Monday, Feb. 13.