The annual Holiday gift donation program for HUD-VASH & Veterans in need is now underway. Each year has been more successful; the first year the VA helped 8 Veteran families, last year, VA employees and many other community groups and agencies helped a total of 40 Veteran families in HUD-VASH and other programs. This year the VA has a list of over 40 Veterans in need who have requested items for their families this Holiday Season.
This donation program is part of Voluntary Services Holiday outreach for Veterans. A â€œneedsâ€ list of gifts that can be donated is being be maintained by Mike Fitzpatrick and Noney Grier. If you wish to fulfill a Familyâ€™s needs or a portion of it, or have any questions, please contact Mike Fitzpatrick at 518-626-6919 or Noney Grier at 518-626-5507.
All gifts must be brand new in original packaging and unwrapped. Gifts can be dropped off at the: Stratton VA Medical Center, 113 Holland Avenue, Room 304 or 305 â€œBâ€ wing (Voluntary Services), Albany, NY 12208
In addition, rolls of wrapping paper will also be accepted and the VA will be scheduling volunteer â€œworking partiesâ€ to help wrap the gifts at the VA prior to distribution out to Veteran families.
Thank you in advance for your continued support of our Veterans!