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Harrison DPW Donates $525 to Acocella Fund

HARRISON, N.Y. - A generous contribution to a memorial fund honoring the late Harrison Clerk Joseph Acocella, Jr . kicked off Thursday's town village board meeting, courtesy of the Harrison Department of Public Works (DPW).

Council member Joseph Cannella accepted a donation of $525 on behalf of the Harrison DPW in the company of the late clerk's father, Joseph Acocella, Sr. The money will be put into the Joseph Acocella, Jr. Fund , which makes contributions to organizations and charities that Acocella worked with or cared for, including Donate Life and some non-kill animal shelters.

"That's absolutely wonderful," Mayor/Supervisor Ron Belmont said as the money was presented to the town village board before the room broke into applause.

Acocella died last August of medical complications. He was awaiting a kidney transplant at the time of his death.

The foundation was created with help from Cannella to assist the causes dearest to Acocella's heart. Thus far over $30,000 has been raised since its inception, Cannella said.

There are no minimum contributions and all are tax-deductible.

Residents can mail contributions to:

The Westchester Community Foundation, Acocella Fund

200 North Central Park Ave., Suite 310

Hartsdale, N.Y. 10530

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