Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Red Cross Participates in Veterans StandDown in Northport, Long Island

Red Cross volunteers (L t R): Robin Cohen, Doreen Brienza, John Galligan
The American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Team on Long Island participated in a Veterans StandDown at the Northport Veterans Administration Medical Facility on Sept. 24.  The StandDown is held twice a year to do provide an array of services to the local veterans’ community, with a focus on those veterans facing homelessness or seeking employment.

"The Veterans StandDown events are important opportunities to support local veterans and provide information on the services available through the American Red Cross Service SAF program,” said Bridgette Nugent, Regional Case Manager, SAF & International Services American Red Cross Greater New York Region. “The Red Cross is committed to supporting military members throughout the deployment cycle, to include reintegration amongst veterans, and we are proud to be a part of such a collaborative community event."

At the event, the SAF team provided approximately 210 veterans, with Red Cross comfort kits containing personal hygiene items including toothpaste, soap and shampoo.

The SAF team was one of many local organizations providing services to veterans.

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