Here’s a video from the Long Beach Waterfront Warriors Holiday Party earlier this month, featuring an interview with Joan:
From the LBWW home page:
Long Beach, NY — December 12, 2011 –The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors with the help of the Allegria Hotel, Long Beach Catholic Regional School and the VFW Lt. John F. O’Grady Post 1384, held a “wrap party” at the hotel this past Sunday, December 11, loading up care packages to be shipped to soldiers for the holidays. Over 300 packages were filled with necessities for servicemen and women who are on duty overseas and recuperating at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and at the V.A. Hospital in Northport.
Several wounded service men from Walter Reed were on hand to meet the hundreds of volunteers who were sorting and packing cartons. And, as a special surprise for the guys, the Allegria’s Entertainment Sales Manager Ingrid Dodd set up a visit from none other than rock & roll legend Joan Jett! The talented musician thanked the men for their service, had photos taken with them and handed out plenty of CD’s for them to take back home.
For three years now, the LBWW’s, with the help of volunteers and contributions, have invited wounded, ill and injured soldiers to Long Beach for a few days of relaxation along our beaches with fun activities, welcome parades and trips to New York City.