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Disabled Veteran Gifted Vehicle by Four Star Auto in Tallman

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AIRMONT, NY – Four Star Automotive Corp and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9215 Presented Disabled Rockland Veteran with a Refurbished vehicle.

Michael Smith is a disabled veteran who served his country in the United States Marine Corps from May 1971 to October 1975. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War.

 

 

This vehicle will get him to vital community resources he needs for recovery and will eventually serve as his transportation to work.

“This is a key project for us and is important to our community and veterans,” stated Dave Davidowicz, partner of Four Star Automotive Corp. “Our staff is very involved in this program and donates their time and efforts and are excited to be part of another gifting ceremony.”

Guy Gebbia, former Commander of the VFW Post 9215 stated, “Together we bring much needed vehicles to needing, worthy and deserving veterans and their families. The auto will improve the quality of Michael’s life significantly. This exemplifies the motto of the VFW. ‘Honor the Dead by Helping the Living.’ It is an honor for us to be able to provide reliable transportation to local veterans and families that needs access to get to a job, a doctor’s appointment or other places they couldn’t go without a reliable vehicle.”

In attendance was Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, officers of the Town of Ramapo Police Department, and various veteran organizations.

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Services for Clarkstown North Student Crash Victim Wednesday & Thursday

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NEW CITY, NY – Today, family and friends are gathering to say a final goodbye to Clarkstown North High School junior Vlad Hvalyk.

Visiting hours are today (Wednesday) at 4 p.m. at Michael J Higgins Funeral Home in New City. The funeral is Thursday in Spring Valley.

The 16-year-old died last Thursday after he was a passenger in car that crashed on Congers Road in New City.
The alleged drunk driver, 18-year-old Alan Mendoza, is facing a handful of felonies, including aggravated vehicular homicide and second-degree manslaughter.

 

GoFundMe to pay for funeral expenses and medical costs has raised more than $55,000.

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New City Crash Victim Identified, GoFundMe Created to Support Family

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New City, NY –  In a letter to the school district, Superintendent Marty Cox released the identify of the Clarkstown North High School student who passed following Thursday’s accident in New City. Vlad Hvalyk was in his year at Junior at Clarkstown North High School and just a month shy of his 17th birthday. A GoFundMe has been created to support the family of Clarkstown North High School Junior Vlad Hvalyk who tragically passed away on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 in a car accident on Congers Road in New City.

LINK TO THE GOFUNDME HERE.

Vlad was only 16 years old when he was the passenger in a car to a drunk driver on the night of May 6, 2021. He suffered many injuries and experienced an immense amount of trauma. He had undergone a surgery that sadly could not save him. Unfortunately, Vlad passed away on May 7, 2021 just a month before his 17th birthday.

Vlad’s memory and life will be survived by his parents, sister, brother and friends. Vlad was extremely loved and no words can explain the hurt we are all feeling. All donations and proceeds will go to Vlad’s medical bills and funeral costs. Thank you.

We have been told that this is a verified GoFundMe account with all funds raised going directly to the family.

(Information and photos via GoFundMe)

GOFUNDME LINK HERE

You can read more details about the accident here.

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