Hofstra aids Ukrainian relief effort on Long Island

Hofstra aids Ukrainian relief effort on Long Island

Scott A. Brinton | The Long Island Advocate | March 17, 2022

Featured image: John Shafranski, a Hofstra engineering student, recently helped organize a supply drive for Ukraine, the homeland of his parents, at the university. On Wednesday, he delivered the supplies to the St. Vladimir Ukrainian Parish Center in Uniondale. He was joined in the collection effort by fellow engineering student Bohdan Fostakovskyy, who was born in Ukraine. // Photo by Scott Brinton/Long Island Advocate

John Shafranski, 23, a Hofstra University civil engineering student, said he couldn’t sleep for 48 hours after Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.

“I didn’t think it was actually happening,” he said of the war.

Clothing can be dropped off at any of the collection sites set up by the Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman and the County Legislature, including:

  • The Eisenhower Park Administration Building (Merrick@Stewart Av, East Meadow).
  • The Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building (1550 Franklin Av, Mineola).
  • Cantiague Park (480 W John St, Hicksville).
  • Grant Park (1625 Broadway, Hewlett).
  • Nickerson Beach (880 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach).
  • Wantagh Park (1 King Rd, Wantagh).
  • Christopher Morley Park (500 Searingtown Rd, Roslyn).

Scott Brinton is a special assistant professor of journalism at Hofstra, and editor and adviser to The Long Island Advocate.

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