Monday, May 20, 2013

Help a Hero event to assist homeless veterans

HARTFORD – State residents are being asked to “Help a Hero” this week, by donating items to homeless veterans.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy, who is chairman of the legislature’s Veteran’s Affairs Committee, is asking constituents and others to participate in the Help A Hero event outside the Capitol Building on Wednesday, May 22.
Items that can be donated include health care and hygiene items for men and women, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, grooming kits, personal care items for men and women, socks, underwear, t-shirts, hats, gloves, boots, umbrellas and more. Gift cards and cash donations will be accepted for veterans in need of work clothes and other non-donated items.
The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. outside of the Capitol building, at 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

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