Hanscom FCU donates care items to local veterans in need
HANSCOM AFB, MA (December 28, 2020) — Hanscom Federal Credit Union donated $1,000 worth of new toiletries and other personal care items to the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) in support of the VA Boston Healthcare System on the Brockton campus. The Brockton VA Medical Center offers both short- and long-term care to veterans, including rehabilitation, medical, psychiatric and hospice care.
This year’s donation continues the credit union’s longstanding commitment to supporting the health and welfare of our nation’s active duty service members and veterans. Uncertainty caused by the pandemic has meant that many organizations require even more support. “Caring for our community is at the core of what we’re about, and veterans in particular are important to us,” said Ray Phillips, Hanscom FCU’s chairman of the board. “We hope that this small gift will help to comfort those staying at the medical center and remind them that we appreciate them and the sacrifices they’ve made.”
Toiletries and personal items such as shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, shoes, and undergarments are appreciated by patients at the hospital, who often find it difficult to obtain the personal care items they need during their stay. Among the most sought after by VAVS for the Brockton VA Medical Center are clothing items as they are infrequently donated. More information about donating to the VA Boston Healthcare System is available at www.boston.va.gov/giving/.
(l to r) Eben Orcutt, voluntary service program support assistant, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration – Boston Healthcare System and Laura Galeski, social responsibility manager, Hanscom FCU, stand with a donation the credit union collected to support veterans at the Brockton VA Medical Center.
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