Huntington, NY - November 3, 2015 - On Friday October 30th, TD Bank President, Chris Giamo presented General Needs President, Lonnie Sherman a check for $10,000 as part of the proceeds from the “Boots Across Long Island” benefit performance by Mike DelGiudice and Big Shot, a Billy Joel tribute band at the Paramount in Huntington. “I’m Stunned”, said Lonnie Sherman, President of General Needs. “Nothing but great things have happened to us since our introduction to TD Bank from the Rotary Clubs of Long Island”. “Awareness of the work we do here on Long Island for our homeless Veterans is finally getting the focus and resources it desperately needs”.
The “Boots Across Long Island” event has given General Needs the ability to distribute 300 pairs of winter boots to needy Homeless Veterans from Queens to Riverhead this Veterans Day November 11th. And…“Mike Delguidice of Big Shot has volunteered to entertain veterans during a future distribution”, Said Mr. Sherman.
It was a packed house at the Paramount, during the show two dozen veterans joined Big Shot on stage during the Billy Joel classic “As we all go down together”. The big hit of the evening was “Just the Way You Are” performed by the 94 year old World War 2 veteran, and former instructor to Big Shot’s Sax Player, John Scarpulla.
“We just could not ask for a better night” said General Needs Vice President Mitchell Schare. “What an incredible Performance from Big Shot, and the Mets won too”!
General Needs LTD focuses on helping the 5000 plus homeless Long Island Veterans and their families by providing basic necessities through charitable donations and support. Their mission focuses on providing basic necessities: NEW Underwear, T-shirts, Socks, Boots, Sneakers, Outerwear, Towels/Washcloths, toiletries, and bedding… things that are missing in the everyday lives of our homeless veterans.
General Needs LTD draws its support from Long Islanders NY who are compassionate and concerned about those who have served our country. “We draw no salaries nor take any goods or money collected for personal benefit,” said Mr. Sherman.
Headquartered in East Northport, General Needs LTD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. To find out how you can help, or to donate, go to GeneralNeeds.org.