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Collins thanks 2017 'Holiday Mail for Veterans' participants

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Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
Prior to Christmas weekend, Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement offering his appreciation to elementary school students, businesses and community organizations from around the 27th district for participating in his "Holiday Mail for Veterans" program. The office collected more than 1,500 holiday cards and delivered them to veterans at the Buffalo and Batavia VA facilities.
"I am proud of the tremendous support we received for our 'Holiday Mail for Veterans' program from around the 27th district," Collins said. "This program is a great opportunity for young students and other community organizations to say 'Thank you' and share some holiday cheer with the men and women who bravely served our country. I would like to thank everyone who participated and extend my very best to our veterans and active duty personnel and their families this holiday season."
"We appreciate the support of our community for Veterans at VA Western New York Healthcare System," said Paul Crews, interim health care system director. "The cards with thoughtful messages brighten up their days knowing someone has taken the time to think about them at holiday time."
Each year, Collins' office reaches out to all NY-27 elementary schools to join together to show our appreciation during the holiday season. This is the first year cards were delivered to VA hospitals.
Below is a list of the 2017 "Holiday Mail for Veterans" participants:
  • Geneseo Elementary School - Geneseo
  • Livonia Elementary School - Livonia
  • York Central Elementary School - Retsof
  • Bloomfield Elementary School - East Bloomfield
  • Lewiston-Porter Primary Education Center - Lewiston-Porter
  • Charles A. Upson Elementary School - Lockport
  • North Park Junior High - Lockport
  • Hyde Park Elementary School - Niagara Falls
  • Colonial Village Elementary School - Niagara-Wheatfield
  • Blasdell Elementary - Blasdell
  • Clarence Center Elementary School - Clarence Center
  • Highland Elementary School - Derby
  • Parkdale Elementary - East Aurora
  • Wales Primary - East Aurora
  • Eden Elementary - Eden
  • GLP Primary School - Eden
  • Charlotte Avenue School - Hamburg
  • Union Pleasant Elementary - Hamburg
  • Harold O. Brumsted Elementary - Holland
  • Ellicott Elementary School - Orchard Park
  • Colden Elementary School - Springville-Griffith
  • Northwood Elementary School - West Seneca
  • Alexander Elementary School - Alexander
  • John Kennedy Intermediate School - Batavia
  • Byron-Bergen Elementary School - Bergen
  • Wolcott Street Elementary School - Le Roy
  • Dorothy B. Bunce Elementary School - Pavillion
  • Manor Intermediate School - Honeoye Falls
  • Monica B. Leary Elementary School - Rush
  • Perry Elementary School - Perry
  • Warsaw Elementary School - Warsaw
  • West Elementary School - West Seneca
  • Avon Primary School - Avon
  • Avon High School - Avon
  • Royalton-Hartland Elementary School - Gasport
  • Geraldine J. Mann Elementary - Niagara Falls
  • Marilla Primary School - Marilla
  • Camp Stella Maris School Age Program - Livonia
  • Geneseo Girl Scouts - Geneseo
  • YMCA Preschool
  • 4H Scottsburg Leaders - Scottsburg
  • Arbor Realty - Williamsville
  • Attica Elementary School - Attica
  • Kendall Elementary - Kendall

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