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West Hartford Legislators Coordinate Local ‘Help-A-Hero’ Effort

Supplies for homeless veterans can be dropped off at West Hartford Town Hall as part of a ‘Help-a-Hero’ drive being coordinated by West Hartford’s legislative delegation.

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The West Hartford legislative delegation is proud to support the effort to help homeless veterans, and in partnership with the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, is accepting donations now through May 30, 2017, at West Hartford Town Hall.

“I’m grateful that we could arrange for the Town Clerk’s office to serve as a collection point for this important effort,” said Rep. Derek Slap. “Connecticut has taken significant steps to end chronic homelessness among veterans but that doesn’t mean they still don’t need our help and support. Initiatives like this are something we should all be able to rally behind.”

“Who could be more deserving of our help than veterans who’ve served our country – and are now facing hard times? Please consider giving generously,” said Rep. Andy Fleischmann.

Items needed are listed on the PDF below and include, but are not limited to:

  • Health care and personal hygiene products
  • Socks, t-shirts, hats, boots, gloves, umbrellas
  • Gift cards

“As Memorial Day approaches I encourage folks to remember our veterans,” said Senator Beth Bye. “Donating to help our veterans who are struggling is a simple way to show your gratitude and offer support.”

“This is a great opportunity for all of us to show our generosity to our veterans – their sacrifice for our country has earned our lasting gratitude,” said Rep. Joe Verrengia.

Donations will be brought to the State Capitol on May 31 to fill a Humvee – then turned over to the Veterans Service Center for the South Park Inn and Homes for the Brave for distribution to homeless veterans.

The West Hartford delegation is encouraging residents to join this campaign to help end chronic homelessness among the brave men and women who so honorably served our country.

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