In honor of the veterans that have served our country, we would like to remind everyone that some of these veterans are in need of some extra support. The veterans of our armed forces sacrificed years of their lives, putting themselves in harms way, in order to protect the lives and freedoms that we all hold dear. We want to thank all members of the military, past and present, for the service they have given to our nation and the world at large.
Unfortunately, statistics show that there are more than 12 million veteran senior citizens in critical levels of poverty and that 300,000 elderly veterans are food insecure. A number of the needy seniors served by our Senior Citizen Project are either veterans, or the spouses of veterans. One way to pay homage to these veterans is to provide a monetary or food donation which will help HSP continue to meet their needs. Or, if you are so moved, support the other worthwhile organizations that aid veterans in need, like the VFW.
|Some of the food donated by St. Walter's Parish|
Today, we have received generous donations from local organizations in the form of food drives, which will help HSP serve the veterans and other needy seniors in our Senior Citizen Project. The first van to come in was from St. Walter’s Parish, which was filled to the top with food. Later to come in was the van that was filled with food from the food drive that Willowbrook High School ran. We would like to extend our gratitude to Karen Campe of St. Walter’s Parish in Roselle, for organizing this church-wide drive, as well as Scott Grobstein, advisor of the Willowbrook High School’s Key Club, for their support and donations of these food items. We would also like to thank Dean Senne, Mike Reich, and Tom Hogan for donating their time by picking up the food drive items.
If you would like to help us support the local needy senior citizens or in one of our other projects that support the community, check out our website for more information: http://humanitarianservice.org/