10-year-old West Babylon boy hosts dinner for local veterans

Tyler Sullo also had a 50/50 raffle and items donated by over two dozen local businesses.

News 12 Staff

Feb 14, 2023, 1:22 AM

Updated 436 days ago

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Tyler Sullo also had a 50/50 raffle and items donated by over two dozen local businesses.
A 10-year-old boy from West Babylon hosted a spaghetti dinner for veterans at American Legion Post 1634 on Monday.
Tyler Sullo also had a 50/50 raffle and items donated by over two dozen local businesses.
"Some veterans don't have any food for Valentine's Day and not a date, so they can come in here for free and have spaghetti and
whatever you want with raffle baskets," Sullo said.
The elementary school student says giving back is personal because both of his grandparents are veterans.
Those who attended the event were grateful for Sullo's efforts.
"A gentleman like Tyler coming in and helping us out to keep the doors open and support us," said Philip Gross, commander of Post 1634. "We're a nonprofit organization so any donations really help us out to keep the lights on and the doors open."
Sullo's parents, little brother and some of his friends also donated their time to help give back to the veterans.
All of the money raised at the event is going back to the veterans of the post.
The post commander tells News 12 the funds raised will go towards keeping the hall open and programs like their support groups going.


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