Fundraiser To Be Held For Valon Shoshi


A benefit to support Springs resident Valon Shoshi, whose struggle with depression went public after he was arrested after police said he fired a shotgun in his home in early October, will be held at Race Lane Restaurant on Wednesday, December 10.

The event will feature a silent auction, raffles, live music, and food. Proceeds will be used to assist Mr. Shoshi with his legal fees. His attorney, Edward Burke Jr., has set up an account in escrow. Any additional funds will be donated to the Suffolk County Response Hotline for suicide prevention and other crisis organizations.

“The outreach from the community has been overwhelming, and I’m speechless,” Mr. Shoshi, former assistant chief of the East Hampton Village Ambulance and paraprofessional at John Marshall Elementary School, said in an email. “I cannot thank everyone enough for your continued support, kind words, and offers of assistance.”

Questions regarding donations for the raffle or sponsorships should be directed to Jennifer Briand at

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