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own Pappardelle's Pizza in Bethpage, will be sending a 'slice of home' to our
brave men and women who are serving overseas."
(From left back) DHL Operations Supervisor John Wallace; Marie Arabito; Matt Rufrano; Dave Arabito; Vincent DeMartino; County Executive Mangano;
Pasquale DeMartino; Jeanne DeMartino; Maraie DeMaratino; Rose DeMartino; DHL Area Operations Manager Jeff Sidorski; and DHL Agent James
Roventini. Front: DeMartino and Arabito children.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the
County has donated 173 bullet-proof vests belonging to the Probation
Department to troops stationed in the Mideast.
"These vests will help protect the lives of the brave members of our military
who fight for our country every day," said County Executive Mangano. "Nassau
County is proud to help our service members in any way we can."
The vests are manufactured by Second Chance and Point Blank, and are
mostly threat level II and III with Kevlar-reinforced inserts. They will be
shipped through give2thetroops.com, a non-profit organization that distributes
needed supplies to troops overseas. While the vests have outlived their war-ranties,
they can still be used by the troops for additional protection.
The announcement came during a "Pizza 4 Patriots" event held at
Pappardelle's Pizza in Bethpage. "Pizza 4 Patriots" is a non-profit organization
that has partnered with DHL to deliver pizzas to service members stationed all
over the world. Pappardelle's Pizza is the only New York supplier in the "Pizza
4 Patriots" program, which is aiming to ship pizzas to troops in five continents
in time for the upcoming July Fourth holiday.
The 'Pizza 4 Patriots' program performs a great service to our troops (L-R) - Dave Arabito; Pasquale DeMaratino; Vincent DeMartino of
abroad," said County Executive Mangano. "I am thrilled that Nassau County's Pappardelle's Pizza; County Executive Ed Mangano; Jeff Sidorski, James
Roventini and John Wallace of DHL