Baker shows veterans Valentine’s Day love with cupcakes
Military veterans got to enjoy an early Valentine’s Day gift that satisfied a sweet tooth, thanks to a baking company president who wanted to show his appreciation for their service to the country.
Joe Dornoff, president of a company called BakeMeAWish.com, had 600 Valentine’s Day cupcakes and scores of small, chocolate mousse “Freedom Cakes” baked by his company and brought them to the Veterans Administration New York Harbor Healthcare System’s Brooklyn Campus in Bay Ridge on Tuesday afternoon. The facility is also known as the Brooklyn V.A. Medical Center.
Volunteers from Soldiers’ Angels, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to veterans and their families, teamed up with Dornoff to hand out the free cupcakes and cakes to hundreds of veterans who eagerly lined up in the hospital’s first floor hallway.
The veterans started lining up 30 minutes before the distribution was scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.