The Nathan Hale VFW Post 1469 in Huntington Station was the beneficiary of the generosity of some local business owners recently when its parking lot was paved for free.
According to Dominick Feeney Sr., president of the post's board of directors, the lot had not been paved in more than 50 years. Town of Huntington board member Gene Cook said post members reached out to him last spring asking for help.
"I was happy to see what I could do," Cook said. "I looked at the lot, put some calls out and not one person I reached out to said no."
Cook said he reached out to Farmingdale-based Posillico Inc., Kings Park-based Pioneer Asphalt as well as Power Crush Inc., Greenlawn-based EZ Sewer and Drain, Westbury-based Commercial Concrete and Wantagh-based MGM Seal Coating, who worked together to donate the materials, labor and equipment for the paving and striping of the parking lot.
"Right from the get-go Councilman Eugene Cook did a great job coordinating the local business owners to complete the paving of our lot," Feeney said.
Cook said the lot, which is on West Pulaski Road, took about a week to repave and would have cost the post about $72,000.
"This would never have happened, if our local small business owners didn't open their hearts to our veterans community," Cook said.