Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano along with his wife Linda presented checks in the amount of $5,682 to the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and The Safe Center LI. Accepting the check on behalf of the NC SPCA are President Robert Sowers, and Vice President Gary Rogers. The second check was presented to The Safe Center Long Island with Executive Directors Cynthia Scott, and Sandy Oliva accepting on behalf of their organization.
Each March, during Women’s History Month, County Executive Mangano and his wife Linda honor distinguished women in Nassau County for their benevolent acts at an event called “Just Desserts.” Proceeds raised that night are donated each year to various charities, with the recipients this year being the Nassau SPCA and The Safe Center Long Island.
County Executive Mangano stated, “The Safe Center L.I. offers a broad spectrum of services from counseling to housing, from advocacy to referrals, through a highly-trained, nurturing and compassionate staff of professionals well-qualified to provide the highest level of services to victims of domestic or dating abuse, child abuse, rape and sexual assault.”
“The Nassau County SPCA rescues, rehabilitates and provides care for animals that have been displaced or harmed,” continued County Executive Mangano. “With the help of volunteers, law enforcement agents, rescue workers, veterinarians, they have treated and found permanent homes for countless animals that have been abandoned, abused and/or neglected. Both organizations help make our County a better place. On behalf of all those who worked to collect charitable funds, it is my honor to present checks in the amount of $5,682 to each organization.”