FREEHOLD, NJ – On behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders and Monmouth County, Freeholder Lillian G. Burry is leading a donation drive in support of the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the morale and welfare of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.
Donations are being accepted though Wednesday, Oct. 16 and care packages are expected to be shipped out in November in advance of the holiday season.
“Each year, I strongly encourage Monmouth County residents to donate supplies as a sign of gratitude to the courageous men and women who sacrifice so much to protect our freedom,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry. “It is imperative to advocate for organizations like the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund that support our troops, especially during the holiday season when these heroic men and women are away from their families.”
Donations can be delivered to collection boxes at several Monmouth County buildings including:
The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund was founded in 2006 to honor the life and memory of Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, a Middletown native who was one of the four American soldiers killed by a roadside bomb during combat operations in Bayji, Iraq on Nov. 12, 2005.
The drive is collecting food, drinks, snack, personal care items and more. Supplies will be assembled into bags, with handwritten notes of gratitude, and distributed to military members on foreign soil in time for the holiday season. Donation items being collected include:
Food, Drinks and Snacks:
Donation checks for the nonprofit organization can me made out to Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund and mailed to:
Freeholder Lillian G. Burry
PO Box 128
Colts Neck, NJ 07722