2015-12-18 / Community

Area Rotary Club needs help supporting veterans

The South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club, which has emphasized assistance to Maine’s homeless veterans for several years, has extended its commitment in cooperation with Maine Veteran’s Affairs in Augusta.

The club will again work with Veteran’s Affairs for the 2015-2016 Rotary year to assist with unmet needs.

Many of Maine’s homeless veterans have difficulty getting to medical appointments, job interviews and other obligations due to lack of transportation and money. And many, who may be transitioning to their own or to Veteran’s Affairs housing, are in need of beds and other essential household items.

Rotarians will assist Veteran’s Affairs in providing transportation passes, gasoline gift cards, Hannaford food gift cards (no alcohol, no tobacco), bedding sets, kitchen utensils, and household items. The club will also assist Veteran’s Affairs with its annual VA2K awareness and fundraising event in spring 2016 in Portland.

The Rotary Club welcomes any assistance from non- Rotarians in the form of cash donations to the program or needed items.Call Rotarian Dan Davidson at 767- 4682.

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