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‘Fashion for Freedom’ benefits local service members in Afghanistan

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

Tickets are still available for this Friday’s “Fashion for Freedom” show, sponsored by Fair Lawn’s Adopt a Soldier Platoon and benefiting many of those who set off for the Middle East from the Teaneck Armory.

Special guests will be part of the fashion show, which will follow hot appetizers and a cash bar.

COURTESY: Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon

Operation New Jersey supports soldiers from the area and their comrades who are in harm’s way, with packages from home that include Kindle Fires, TRX exercise gear and holiday cartons of food, snacks, ChapStick and other goods.

It goes beyond that, though: True essentials, such as shower heads and switches to control water flow, make the operation special.

Current “adoptees” come from Cresskill, Fair Lawn, Hackensack, Oradell and Waldwick who are deployed in Afghanistan.

The 250 or so soldiers are with the 117th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, based in West Trenton and the 508th Military Police Company out of the Teaneck Armory.

The non-profit Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon has been extremely successful, but it needs donations and contributions in order to continue.

You can help

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: The 9 Iron Grille, 314 Paramus Road, Paramus
TICKETS: $30
GO TO: Fashion for Freedom

INFO about Operation New Jersey: AdoptASoldierPlatoon.org

Donations can be sent to:
Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon
P.O. Box 1111
Fair Lawn, NJ  07410

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