MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
(18 July, 2011)
Veterans Haven Addition Receives American Legion Furniture Donation
WHO/WHAT: With the 55-bed addition to the Veterans Haven Transitional Housing Program for homeless veterans nearly completed, the rooms will be filled with new furniture donated by the American Legion posts of New Jersey. Former state commander Robert Looby will be there as cadets from the National Guard's Youth Challenge program unpack and place the furniture. Looby's commanders' project raised more than $150,000 from American Legion members to furnish the new facility.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 19 at 9 a.m. to 12-noon
WHERE: Veterans Haven, 202 Spring Garden Rd, Winslow 08095
New Jersey has among its homeless population an estimated 7,000 to 8,000
veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Our nation and our State,
grateful for its hard won freedom and democracy, owes a special debt
to veterans. That there are so many falling through the gaps in our
society is a call to action. We must restore dignity and purpose to
those who so unselfishly laid their lives on the line for our country.