Fallen Firefighter to be Memorialized with Van

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Island Auto Group, FDNY’s Chief of Department James E. Leonard, others to be on hand for donation.

In a special ceremony, prior to the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Island Auto Group, a van will be donated in memory of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas, who died in the line of duty while looking for victims during a fire at the Independence Towers, Brooklyn, in 2014. The van will be donated by Island Auto Group to the “Fire Family Transport Foundation,” a non-profit organization. The foundation and its volunteers provide transportation to firefighters and family members to and from medical institutions. This ceremony will include the presentation of colors, singing of the national anthem and bagpipe accompaniment; Borough President James Oddo will also attend.

Island Auto Group, located on Hylan Boulevard, is now one of the largest private employers on Staten Island. The group is made up of 13 brands, which include Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Subaru, Mazda, Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, Scion, Fiat, Mitsubishi & Volkswagen.

The group’s business philosophy is based on two foundational principles: transparent vehicle pricing and an exceptional automotive service experience.

“Island Auto Group is also committed to thinking locally and providing ongoing support to Staten Island’s people, charities and community services” said Marcello Sciarrino, partner and Staten Island resident.” This support has already included food banks, schools and local charities including The Salvation Army and the March of Dimes. Most recently, Island made a $25,000 donation to help build “The Comprehensive Breast Center” at Staten Island University Hospital.

For more information, please contact Richard King at richard(at)kinggroupllc.com.

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