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Town Honors ‘Big Hy for Heroes’ DVD Collection Drive For US Troops And Children’s Hospitals

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and his colleagues on the Town Board recently honored Arthur Strachman, of Massapequa, for his incredible work continuing his late father’s legacy through the charitable efforts driven by “Big Hy for Heroes.” The organization has partnered with the Town of Oyster Bay for 5 consecutive years hosting an annual DVD Collection Drive for America’s Troops and children’s medical centers.

“Founded in 2002 by Arthur’s late father, WWII Veteran Hyman Strachman, ‘Big Hy for Heroes’ has shipped hundreds of thousands of DVDs to service personnel all around the world and to children’s medical centers as well,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Thank you for carrying on your father’s torch as this initiative founded by a hero continues to improve the lives of our Nation’s heroes.”

Arthur’s organization has also supplied large screen Televisions, DVD players and DVDs to pediatric cancer centers, including Cohen Children’s Medical Center, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, MSK Kids at Memorial Sloan Kettering and The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, as well as televisions, DVD players and DVDs to residences for abused mothers and their young children.

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