Mangano Launches Relief Mission To Louisiana Flood Areas

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in cooperation with the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office, the Office of Emergency Management and the Terry Farrell Fund, will be sending emergency supplies to areas in flood stricken Louisiana. This mission begins Monday, August 29th.

“I am very pleased that we are able to come to the rescue of our Louisiana friends who unselfishly supported us in the aftermath of Super storm Sandy,” said County Executive Mangano. “I thank Brian Farrell and the Terry Farrell Fund for their cooperation in making this relief mission a reality. It is that fund that will supply volunteers and vehicles to complete the mission. Nassau County owes volunteers from across America who helped us recover from Sandy. It is gratifying to be able to provide some assistance to the flood victims in Louisiana.”

County Executive Mangano announced that the County Fire Marshal’s office has collected much needed fire and emergency equipment to be sent to affected areas. He also stated that the County’s Office of Emergency Management will be sending water and pallets of MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) packages. These items have a limited shelf life and will be distributed to residents who need non-perishable food.

The relief mission was organized to assist Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser who, while serving as a Louisiana parish president in 2012, traveled at his own expense to Long Island with three colleagues to provide aide at the County’s Sandy response center at the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in Bethpage. Since then, Nungesser has maintained a professional friendship with OEM Commissioner Craig Craft.

Another effort to assist the Louisiana victims is being organized among several southwest Nassau communities. The office of Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony D’ Esposito is coordinating a drive to gather additional supplies for transport. The effort involves local fire houses and community groups assembled through Oceanside Action. Drop off points are being created at fire houses in Island Park, Freeport, Oceanside, Baldwin and Long Beach. For information on donations please call Ellen Cutler-Igoe at 516-662-9447.

“Louisiana volunteers helped us in 2012 now it is our turn to help residents there. Let’s do all we can!” said Ms Cutler-Igoe. Also assisting her is Terry Reichel of the Island Park Residential Chamber. Vehicles will be delivering the additional supplies within the next few weeks.

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Mangano to Host 9/11 Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance Ceremony

East Meadow, NY – With the 15th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Attack on America quickly approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the County will honor the memory of those who lost their lives.  A Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance Ceremony will take place Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m. (rain or shine) at the 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park, near Parking Field 6.

County Executive Mangano stated, “The passage of time does not diminish the tragedy that our nation suffered 15 years ago.  As we prepare to observe a national day of remembrance on September 11th, it is imperative that we commemorate this day by reflecting and honoring those we lost that tragic morning and the bravery and heroism shown by first responders and our service men and women who continue to make sacrifices to secure our freedom and safety.”

The Remembrance Ceremony will include the reading of names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks and will be read by family members at Nassau County’s 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park.  The memorial features two semi-transparent aluminum towers, representing the World Trade Center towers, rising 30 feet from a fountain, and also contains two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center.

Media outlets interested in carrying the ceremony live, please contact Amanda Laikin.

 

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MANGANO HONORS MEMBERS OF THE INDIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY AT INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

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Pictured along with County Executive Edward P. Mangano are honorees from the Indian Independence Day Celebration, including: Dr. Vijay Shah, Penny Yogiraj Sandhu, Dr. Manjul Bhargava, Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori, Vimal Goyal, Dr. Dipali Pandya and Bina Sabapathy.

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, the Indian American Forum, India Day Parade USA and India Association of Long Island hosted a ceremony and flag hoisting at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola on Monday, August 15th, in celebration of the 69th Anniversary of Indian Independence Day.

“I am pleased to join everyone in celebration of the 69th Anniversary of Indian Independence Day,” said County Executive Mangano. “I would like to congratulate all of today’s honorees, who have contributed so much to their communities and who continue to serve as role models to their friends and neighbors.”

The honorees from the Indian American community were: Dr. Vijay Shah; Penny Yogiraj Sandhu; Dr. Manjul Bhargava; Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori; Vimal Goyal; Dr. Dipali Pandya; and Bina Sabapathy.

 

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Mangano and LI Blood Center Invite Residents to Participate in Blood Drive

Mineola, NY- Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Long Island Blood Center invite residents to support a blood drive and save a life.  The blood drive will take place on Tuesday, September 13th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 240 Old Country Road in Mineola.

County Executive Mangano stated, “A single blood donation may help save the lives of three people, and I encourage all who are in good health to consider giving back this fall.”

Donating blood takes approximately one hour.  Donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 16 years of age or older (with parental permission).  Donors age 76 and older may donate blood if they meet all donor criteria and present a physician’s letter allowing them to donate.  No appointment necessary.

For additional information, contact the Long Island Blood Service at 1800-933-BLOOD or visit http://nybloodcenter.org/.

WHEN:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

WHERE:

240 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501

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Mangano to Host Free Health, Fitness & Sports Expo at Eisenhower Park

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nassau County Department of Health and the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums will be hosting a free Health, Fitness & Sports Expo on Saturday, September 10th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Eisenhower Park.  Admission is free.

“Nassau County is honored to host this health, fitness and sports expo which offers residents an opportunity to participate in family fun activities,” said County Executive Mangano. “I invite all to come out to beautiful Eisenhower Park and enjoy a day filled with activities that promote health and wellness, and I thank all of our partners for providing these free outstanding services to the residents of Nassau County.”

People of all ages can enjoy an array of activities, including face painting, giveaways, bouncies and mechanical rides, sports clinics and health screenings.  All activities will be held at the Kite Field, Parking Fields 6 and 6A.

This Health, Fitness and Sports Expo is sponsored by Winthrop University Hospital, Hofstra University, NuHealth, New York Institute of Technology, Northwell Health and K98.3.  For additional information on the Nassau County Health, Fitness and Sports Expo, please call the Nassau County Department of Health at (516) 227-9437.

About Eisenhower Park

A 930-acre oasis of open space and recreation located in East Meadow, with entrances on Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, Eisenhower Park is one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area.  The park offers a full range of athletic and family activities, including one of the finest swimming facilities in the United States, world-class golf facilities, dozens of athletic fields and courts, picnic areas and summertime entertainment.

 

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Mangano Honors Nearly 1K Vietnam Veterans at Welcome Home Commemoration Ceremony

CEpinsvetCounty Executive Edward P. Mangano pins Joseph Ingino, Vietnam Veterans of America – NYS Southern District Director; also pictured Dorothy Oxidine, past National President of Gold Star Mothers of America.

Old Bethpage, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, along with the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency and County Legislators C. William Gaylor, Rose Walker, Laura Schaefer, Steve Rhoads and Don Mackenzie honored nearly 1,000 veterans and their loved ones at Long Island’s largest Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran Commemoration Ceremony.  Held on Sunday, August 14th at the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage, each veteran received a Presidential Proclamation, Executive Citation and a commemorative pin with the inscription, “A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You.”

“I am truly humbled to be in the presence of so many great men and women,” said County Executive Mangano. “You make us proud. You served your nation with honor. We gather here today to demonstrate our never ending respect and appreciation for your service. You are all true American heroes and will always have a special place in Nassau County.”

Vietnam Veterans were honored for their courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty and countryin accordance with a United States Department of Defense initiative commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.  The Mangano administration’s ceremony is the largest one in the history of the federal program.

Pins were distributed by representatives from the American Legion, AmVets, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Rolling Thunder, United Veterans Organization, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America and Vietnam War Veterans Association.

“More than 58,000 Americans were killed in the Vietnam War,” said County Executive Mangano. “For those who made it home, and join us here today, we say THANK YOU!  You risked your lives time and time again in order to preserve the way of life we hold so dear.  As we mark the 50th Anniversary of the end of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, we must renew our commitment to the soldiers and their families.”

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MANGANO: LI’S LARGEST PROCUREMENT CONFERENCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, MWBES & VETERAN SERVICE DISABLED BUSINESS OWNERS

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs in collaboration with the New Millennium Development and Suffolk County today announced the 2016 Long Island Community and Economic Development Conference to take place on September 14th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Crest Hollow Country Club located in Woodbury.

The conference will produce the largest procurement conference on Long Island for small businesses, including Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) and Veteran Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (VSDVOB). The conference provides an excellent business networking forum for Nassau County vendors and contractors. This forum will facilitate educational workshops and networking for conference attendees with contract decision-makers from governmental agencies, major corporations, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

County Executive Mangano stated, “By facilitating the largest regional outreach event on Long Island, the 2016 Long Island Community and Economic Development Conference provides a great opportunity for my administration to continue our commitment of enhancing Minority, Women, Veteran and Small Business participation and development throughout Nassau County.”

The conference will bring together thousands of businesses including Minority & Women Owned Businesses, Veteran- Owned Firms, Small Businesses, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises from the public and private sector. The event will consist of plenary sessions, workshops, luncheon with featured speakers and the business pavilion exhibition hall. There will also be a business matchmaking session that facilitates 2 hours of 10 minute intervals of one-on-one meetings for major buyers and suppliers.

The conference will be held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For additional information on the conference, please contact Nassau County’s MWBE Regional Event Planner, Tonya Lewter-Gordon, at (516) 223-3855 or by email at nwmillennium@optonline.net.

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