Town to collect DVDs for soldiers, kids with cancer

By Editors | on September 30, 2021

Marines hold DVDs donated to the “Big Hy for Heroes” drive.

The City of Oyster Bay has announced a partnership with Massapequa-based “Big Hy for Heroes” in an effort to raise DVDs for those deployed overseas and serving in the United States Armed Forces, as well as children’s films for children with cancer. in local hospitals. Donations are accepted from October 1 through 29 and are then delivered to chaplains, commanding officers, sergeant majors and sergeants around the world to distribute to troops and host movie nights this holiday season.

Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino stated: “The Town of Oyster Bay is proud to partner with Big Hy for Heroes to send thousands of DVDs to troops around the world and to children with cancer in local hospitals. Support these brave men , women and children by donating DVDs.”

The Big Hy for Heroes organization was founded in 2002 by Massapequa native and World War II veteran, who along with his son Arthur Strachman began personally sending DVDs to American troops abroad. Over the years, Big Hy for Heroes has shipped and continues to ship hundreds of thousands of DVDs around the world.

Thrilling, suspenseful, comedy and classic DVDs are among the most requested by the troops for movie nights. Children’s movies are needed for local hospitals. Residents can donate DVDs at one of the following locations:

Town Hall North – 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay Town Hall South – 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa Ice Skating Center – 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage

In addition, letters and notes to soldiers are also welcome. For more information about the DVD Collection Drive for U.S. Troops and Children with Cancer, call (516) 624-6380.

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