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OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS — bankHometown supports non-profit organizations and causes throughout Worcester and Windham Counties through a bank-wide program called The Giving Tree. One of the pillars of this program is community – supporting programs that enhance the quality of life in the communities where its banks call home. bankHometown is planning an in-branch clothing and food drive to support two veterans’ organizations in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Veterans Inc. in Worcester, MA is hosting a Veterans Stand Down event on Friday, June 23. The Veterans Inc. Stand Down initiative connects veterans with the assistance programs they need to live healthy and fulfilling civilian lives. The 18th annual Stand Down event on Friday, June 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. will have over 60 service providers ready to accommodate veterans’ needs. In preparation for this event, bankHometown will be collecting clothing donations at all its Massachusetts branches starting Friday, June 2. Veterans Inc. has a specific need for women’s spring and summer clothing, including undergarments and socks. All clothing donations are welcome.

In support of a separate initiative in Connecticut, bankHometown will be collecting food donations at all its Connecticut branches starting Friday, June 2. This drive will support Veterans Base Camp in Chaplin, CT, an organization that provides transitional housing for veterans in need, as well as a food pantry for area veterans. Non-perishable items needed include local store/grocery store gift cards; gas gift cards for food bank pickups; condiments such as mustard, mayo, ketchup, and relish; baking supplies such as sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder and sugar substitutes; pasta; tuna; peanut butter; jelly; macaroni and cheese; toilet paper; paper towels; baby wipes and diapers; and pet food.                                                                            

About Veterans Inc.

Veterans Inc. is a national leader in ending homelessness among veterans. They have one of the highest rates in the nation – 85% – for transitioning veterans out of homelessness. A 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Massachusetts, Veterans Inc. is the largest provider of support services to veterans and their families in New England. Since 1990, They have helped more than 90,000 veterans in need, and today operate offices and programs in all six New England states. For more information, visit veteransinc.org.

About Veterans Base Camp

Veterans Base Camp is a grassroots A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources needed by Veterans, First Responders, Caregivers and those members of our community who are most vulnerable.‚Äč The Veterans Base Camp team is a collaborative of: Veterans, First Responders, Caregivers, Social Workers, Clinicians, for profit and non-profit alliances, private citizens and government agencies working together to achieve their mission. For more information, visit veteransbasecampinc.org.


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