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Donations needed for West Point families displaced by fire


I’ve been told a donation box has been set up in front of the West Point PX, accepting supplies for the four families displaced by yesterday’s firewestpoint.jpg at a faculty housing complex on the U.S. Military Academy’s campus. (No one was hurt.)

Among other things, the families need toiletries, cleaning supplies, diapers, baby wipes, gift cards and calling cards. The items can be purchased at the PX and will be given to the Red Cross to distribute.

The American Red Cross of Greater New York at West Point can be reached at 845-938-4100. The PX is next to the Commissary on Stony Lonesome Road, phone number 845-446-5405.

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This entry was posted on Friday, May 9th, 2008 at 5:28 am by Nicole Neroulias. |
Category: american red cross, u.s. military academy, west point


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KatieRich Liebson is a "military brat" who grew up on bases in the U.S. and Germany during his father's 23-year career as an Air Force enlisted man. Rich enlisted in the Army in 1976 and until his discharge in 1980 was assigned to the 78th Engineer Battalion in Ettlingen, Germany, as a public information specialist and translator. He's been a reporter at The Journal News and its forerunner, the Reporter Dispatch, for more than 20 years. During that time he's covered a variety of beats and has written frequently about veterans and veterans issues.
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