Drive to Help Needy Veterans a Success

In the photo, (left to right), David Vargas and Jason Campagnone from the American Red Cross join Family Service of Rhode Island’s Jeanne Sherman and her intern from Providence College, Jacquelyn Desrosiers, in looking over just a small portion of the donated items.

In the photo, (left to right), David Vargas and Jason Campagnone from the American Red Cross join Family Service of Rhode Island’s Jeanne Sherman and her intern from Providence College, Jacquelyn Desrosiers, in looking over just a small portion of the donated items.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Family Service of Rhode Island recently concluded a community drive to assist needy veterans and their families. Many boxes of personal care items—such as toothpaste and shaving cream—were brought by community members to several Family Service of Rhode Island locations.

 

“The response was terrific,” said Margaret Holland McDuff, Family Service of Rhode Island chief executive officer.  “We are so thankful to the people of Rhode Island for this wonderful support of our men and women in uniform and their families.”

 

The campaign was headed by former Army sergeant Jeanne M. Sherman, MEd, CAGS, LMHC, clinical supervisor of Family Service of Rhode Island’s Children’s Treatment and Recovery Center, which works with military families with past, current or upcoming deployments.

 

Collected items were put into tote bags by the American Red Cross Youth Council and given to veterans in need as part of their “Totes of Hope” drive. “We are so thankful for Family Service of Rhode Island’s community outreach,” said Jason Campagnone, director of volunteer resources for the American Red Cross in Connecticut and Rhode Island.  “Many thanks to all who brought in the items to Family Service of Rhode Island.  They’ll never know, but their kindness and generosity will make a tremendous difference to veterans and their families.

 

Family Service of Rhode Island is a statewide non-profit human service and educational organization.  More information is available at www.familyserviceri.org.

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