FDNY Donates To Wounded Warriors Project
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The city’s fire department presented a major donation to help severely injured veterans in Downtown Brooklyn Thursday.
The FDNY's boxing team presented the Wounded Warriors Project with a check for $10,000 to offer support services to injured vets who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"The FDNY’s been right there from day one, saying, ‘You know what? When they come, we're gonna be there for you. We’re gonna go down to Walter Reed, we're gonna thank them for their service,” said Tony Ntellas of the Wounded Warriors Project. “When they come up to New York, we want to be the first ones when these warriors get off the plane to shake their hands."
"We can never rest because we have suffered grave losses in this department,” said Fire Chief Salvatore Cassano. “And we still are giving. And that's a testament to the commitment to the members of the department, not only to serve the department and the city, but to serve the country as well."
Cassano said there are 85 firefighters currently serving overseas in the military.