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Rutigliano Hails Donations to Help Local Veterans

Posted on November 22, 2022


TRUMBULL –State Representative David Rutigliano (R-123) in conjunction with Trumbull Stop & Shop and Homes For The Brave collected a truck load of items to benefit local veterans on Sunday November 20.

“The Trumbull community, as usual came up big with generous donations for local veterans, making sure no veteran will go to bed hungry,” said Rep. Rutigliano. “Thank you, Trumbull for your caring spirit. I want to give a special shout-out to the kids, teachers and Principal Neumeyer at Tashua Elementary School for their donations.”

During the two-hour drive, Rep. Rutigliano collected enough to fill the Homes for the Brave cargo van to the brim with non-perishable food items and toiletries that will be donated to local veterans in need outside the Trumbull Stop and Shop.

Homes for the Brave has provided housing, vocational training, and life skills coaching to help veterans experiencing homelessness since 2002. To date, they have worked with nearly 1,200 men and women, most of whom are veterans.

In 2011, Homes for the Brave opened Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes, Connecticut’s first and only community-based transitional home exclusively for homeless female Veterans and their young children.

For a complete list of needed items please go here: Donation wish list: homesforthebrave.org.