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Rep. Devlin: Calling All Veterans’ Fairfield Lawmakers Want to Help

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FAIRFIELD – State Sen. Tony Hwang along with Reps. Brenda Kupchick (R-132), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-133) are partnering with Veterans Count CT and the State Department of Veterans’ Affairs to host a ‘Fairfield Veterans Resource Fair’ and ‘Stuff-A-Humvee’ event on April 7th at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield.

The event is on Saturday, April 7th, from 11AM-3PM, at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield.

There will be a ‘Humvee’ on the premises to collect non-perishable food items, and toiletries that will then be donated to Fairfield Veterans in need. The legislators are working with the organization Veteran’s Count Connecticut to identify organizations or veterans that are in most need of these items in Fairfield and will distribute accordingly.

Inside Roger Ludlowe Middle School the legislators will be hosting a “Veterans Career & Resource Fair” for interested Fairfield and area veterans.

 

The Veterans’ Career & Resource Fair will assist interested veterans with a resume building workshop, job interview skills, VA healthcare information and legal resources help.

“We are all proud of the men and women who have dedicated their lives serving and defending our country and this event is our way to honor and lend a helping hand, collecting much-needed supplies to make their lives a little easier,” said Rep. Devlin.

“With generous help from veterans’ groups and your donations I’m confident we can make a positive difference in many Connecticut veterans’ lives,” said Rep. Kupchick.

Sen. Hwang said, “What a great opportunity for us to come together as a community to help our valued military vets.  Please spread the word about the April 7 event, and remember the sacrifices our veterans have made on behalf of all of us. We need to acknowledge them beyond just the parades and celebration events.  Our community’s generosity – and our commitment to kindness and helping people in need – will make this event a success.”

 

Some of the needed items include:

 

Personal Care:

 

• Deodorant, men’s and women’s

• Razors, men’s & women’s

• Shaving cream

• Soap

• Hand soap

• Shampoo/conditioner

• Shower gel

• Toothbrushes

• Toothpaste

• Mouthwash

• Dental floss

• Feminine hygiene products

• “Depends” type products

• Vaseline and hand lotion

• Medicated foot powder

• Nail files/nail clippers

• Cough drops

• Vicks vapor rub

• Reusable water bottles

• Combs/hairbrushes

• Hand sanitizer

• Contact solution/eye drops

• Chapstick/lip balm

• Individual tissue packs

• Band aids

• Wet Ones type hand wipes

• Q-Tips

• Dry shampoo

• No-rinse wipes (for adult personal hygiene)

 

Clothing:

 

• New or like new adult winter jackets

• New or like new adult mittens and gloves

• New or like new adult winter hats and scarves

• NEW packs of adult socks, male and female – cotton or wool

• NEW packs of men’s & women’s underwear

• New or like new men’s & women’s shoes/boots/winter boots

•New or like new children’s winter jackets, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves

 

Food Items:

 

• Nonperishable food items

• Cases of individual bottled spring water

• Gallon size spring water

• Regular “ground” coffee

• Nonperishable canned goods

• Packages of hard candies

• Instant coffee and hot cocoa

• Powder drink mixes

• Chewing gum

 

Miscellaneous:

 

• New household cleaning supplies

• Non-prescription reading glasses (“Readers”)

• Hand/feet/body warmers

• Can openers for nonperishable foods