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Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund
Nov 15, 2018

Monmouth County Runs Donation Drive for the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund

Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund

Monmouth County is running a donation drive, spearheaded by Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian Burry, to support the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, a local organization that provides support to improve the morale and welfare of members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as their families. The drive begins on Tuesday, October 23 and ends on Thursday, November 15.

“I am always proud to partner with the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund – an extraordinary organization that supports our troops,” said Deputy Director Freeholder Lillian G. Burry. “The supplies that our Monmouth County residents collect will help brighten the holidays and express our deepest gratitude to the men and women in our armed forces who sacrifice so much to protect us.”

Collection boxes, where donations can be dropped, have been set up at several Monmouth County buildings, including: the County’s Agricultural Building; Hall of Records; Human Services Building; Health Department; Library Headquarters and the Eastern Branch Library. Donations are also being collected at the Colts Neck Library, Marine Academy of Science and Technology High School and Colts Neck High School.

The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund was founded in 2006 to honor the life and memory of Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, who was one of four American soldiers killed by a roadside bomb during combat operations in Bayji, Iraq on Nov. 12, 2005. The officer grew up in Middletown.

The deadline for collecting food, drinks, snacks, personal care items, etc. has been met, but they are still accepting checks that can made out to Lt. Dennis Zilinski II Memorial Fund. The donated supplies will be assembled into bags with handwritten notes of gratitude and distributed to military members on foreign soil in time for the holidays.

Mail to Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund, PO Box 35, Holmdel, NJ 07733.