Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 17, 2014
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation recent Veterans Stand Down Event in Albany delivered $200,000 worth of supplies to vets, and was an opportunity for homeless and low-income veterans in the area to receive medical care and case management services. Men, women and children were in attendance to receive items from the shipment. Both the Eastern New York Homeless Coalition and Veteran Miracle Center collaborated to make the event possible for veterans to receive the resources and items they need.
Jim Haggerty, President of the Eastern New York Homeless Coalition, was extremely thankful for the shipment, which totaled more than $200,000 in value. Some of the items included in the shipment were t-shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles, diapers and baby wipes.
"DVNF is committed to working with other veteran organizations to address the needs and issues of our Nation's heroes," said DVNF CEO Joseph VanFonda (Sgt. Maj. Ret.). "DVNF acknowledges that taking a step further through our programs can change the lives of underserved veterans."
DVNF's Wellness and Morale program is designed to assist other like-minded Veteran organizations by supplying basic necessities such as food, water, hygiene and clothing supplies. More shipments will be sent throughout the country this year.
About Disabled Veterans National Foundation: The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to change the lives of men and women who came home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom. A nonprofit 501c3, DVNF was founded in the fall of 2007 by six women veterans to expand their scope of work within the veteran's community.