Last night I was honored to have attended a celebration planned for Debbie Stondell to celebrate her as the 8th Legislative District’s 2021 Woman of Distinction.
Debbie works tirelessly within our community to advocate for and on behalf of Veterans. Debbie is not only a member of multiple Veterans organizations, but a leader who tirelessly donates her time and money to these causes. She is the current President of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary for the state of New York, as well as the President of the Holbrook AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post. She also belongs to the Patriot Guard Riders and the Calverton National Cemetery Support Committee where she continues to volunteers her time to help Veterans. As a member of the Suffolk County Veterans Committee, I work closely with many of these Veterans Organizations within the 8th Legislative District and Debbie has always been a pleasure to work with every step of the way.
Beside Debbie’s Volunteer work with Veterans, she is also the Legislative Liaison for Long Island ABATE (American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education). She has helped to raise $900,000 through this organization for Veterans as well as hold food drives, toy drives and many more programs that benefit our community. As a current resident of Holtsville, she helps to care for her husband George Stondell who is a Veteran himself. She also works full time as a Paralegal.
Debbie is a wonderful person, who is always looking to help our community any way she can; she is very humble and simply just wants to make a difference.
I am honored to know Debbie and happy to honor her work within our community with the 2021 Woman of Distinction Award for the 8th Legislative District.I am glad we were able to celebrate you last night !!