Posted on June 21, 2018 by jdooley
HARTFORD — State Representatives Will Duff (R-2) and Stephen Harding (R-107) in conjunction with Veterans Services of New England are hosting a ‘Stuff a Humvee’ event to collect items to benefit local veterans in need.
The event will take place on Saturday, July 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at the Bethel Municipal Center on 1 School Street in Bethel.
What: Stuff a Humvee Veterans Collection
When: Saturday, July 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel
There will be a ‘Humvee’ on the premises to collect non-perishable food items and toiletries that will then be donated to local Veterans in need. The Veteran Services of New England is a registered Connecticut not-for-profit, Veteran Service Organization* (VSO).
The Veteran Services of New England assist those in the reserves, active duty, prior service members and their immediate families, includes providing employment, mental health, recreational rehab assistance and other services associated with the transition from military service to the next phase of life and beyond.
“We can never forget the great sacrifice that our brave men and women in the Armed Forces gave so that we can enjoy our daily freedoms. I appreciate those selfless sacrifices and believe that it is our duty to at least provide some basic needs and services to our most vulnerable veterans, this Humvee collection is one small gesture for our veterans,” Rep. Duff said.
Rep. Harding said, “I know that our local community has great appreciation for our military who protect our freedom here and around the globe. This initiative is a great way to support these brave men and women who do so much for us.”
Some of the needed items include: