On May 6th, The Islip Chamber was pleased to facilitate the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Project 9 Line’s new location at the DAV Hall at 25 Union Avenue in Islip. A few years back Patrick Donahue the Founder of the program and military Veteran from the 101st Airborne Division, came to a Chamber Meeting to share his mission with the community. We were inspired by his commitment to help Veterans integrate back into civilian life so we helped Patrick to help share his events and ideas to the community. It’s been a pleasure working with Patrick and seeing his vision come to fruition and find a home right here in his hometown Islip.
Project 9 Line’s mission is to support Veterans including those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, by providing venues for them to communicate their experiences and express themselves. They offer many Veteran programs and workshops to active Military and Veterans of all branches.
Joining us to welcome Project 9 Line to the community was Sen. Phil Boyle, Leg. Tom Cilmi, Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen, as well as Lawrence Murphy – Representative from Sen Croci office. Immediately following the ribbon cutting, the Nassau County Firefighter Operation Wounded Warrior organization donated a 55” flat screen Sony TV to be hung on the wall at the facility to help improve upon their programs. Live music, food, and great company continued throughout the day to celecbrate their grand opening.
We wish Project 9 Line much luck with their venture and will continue to support their efforts. Our Veterans and all Military are an important part of our well-being and our community. We stand proud to support them in any way possible. God Bless and Thank You for your service to our Country.
Visit www.Project9liine.com for more information on donating to this great organization. Or attend the Islip Chamber Of Commerce Public Meeting on May 9th, 7:00 pm at the Islip American Legion where Patrick Donahue will be a guest speaker.
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“The name Project9line is derived from a very important U.S. Military protocol known as “9 line MEDVAC”. It is a procedure that has saved the lives of countless soldiers on the battlefield. The 9 Line MEDVAC guides calls for help when there is a casualty on the battlefield. When placing a call, a soldier on the field must provide the 9 most important facts about the scenario so the most effective help can be sent. The process is uniform across all branches of service to ensure ease of communication. For many Veterans, a war within begins as soon as they arrive home. At Project9line we believe these Veterans need a 9 Line on the home front as well.” (Shared from the Project 9 Line website).