State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) on Tuesday joined Veteran’s Count CT’s Steve Dunkle and Tonya Tollefsen to deliver cases of food and water, personal care items and clothing to the St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury.
The donations, collected during a November Stuff a Humvee drive organized and hosted by Rep. Cummings at the Reidville Drive Stop and Shop, were distributed to veterans and shelters across the Greater Waterbury area. Tuesday’s delivery to the Merriman Culinary School / Soup Kitchen was the final distribution from that event. Hundreds of veterans and residents-in-need benefitted from the donations.
“I want to thank each and every person who braved the November cold to bring donations of food, clothing, care items and money to help veterans and the less fortunate in the Greater Waterbury area,” Rep. Cummings said. “Hundreds of people have been positively affected by your generosity and I’m honored to join Tonya and Steve to deliver these items on your behalf.”
Veterans Count provides much-needed assistance and services to veterans, service members and their families with the goal that 90% of every dollar raised is spent to provide services. There are several Veterans Count chapters nationwide, including New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Kansas and North Carolina.
For more information, please go to: www.vetscountCT.org