Continuing his unwavering commitment to the brave men and women serving our Nation, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today joined with Assemblyman Brian Kolb, Assemblyman Gary Finch, Assemblyman Bob Oaks, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano and Webster Town Supervisor Ron Nesbitt to announce that nearly one hundred individual care packages have been sent to local soldiers serving overseas. Over 50 families volunteered to support the project and donated nearly one hundred packages as part of the annual “Holiday Drive for the Troops."
“It was a pleasure to be able to work with a number of my colleagues to expand this year’s ‘Holiday Drive for the Troops’ and collect even more items for our servicemen and women serving overseas,” said Nozzolio. “The success of our annual ‘Holiday Drive for the Troops’ is a tribute to the strength and patriotism of our entire community and I thank all of those who took the time to contribute to this year’s efforts.”
Each year during the Holiday season, Senator Mike Nozzolio leads the annual ‘Holiday Drive for the Troops’ and collects nonperishable items from the community to be sent to military personnel deployed overseas. Senator Nozzolio was inspired to begin the annual drive with the help and support of Belinda McElroy of Sodus. Belinda’s youngest son, Sean served in Iraq and her oldest son, Patrick served in Afghanistan.
"I am always pleased to participate in this effort for the troops who can't be with their families at the holidays," said Oaks. "I am proud that so many of my constituents contributed generously and remembered these brave servicemen and women who give so much of themselves every day of the year."