Jewish War Veterans Post 619 members, left to right, Elliott and Barbara Reiss and Rhonda Berns accept donations of clothing for male and female veterans experiencing homelessness to be housed at U. S. Vets -Phoenix. (Special to SanTan Sun News)

Jewish War Veterans Post 619 in Sun Lakes collected donations to support U.S. Vets – Phoenix, a shelter that helps homeless veterans.

The donations were collected at the March JWV meeting when its program director address the post members.

U.S. Vets-Phoenix’s new site, which will hold 182 veterans, is anticipated to open in this month.

The four-floor building has elevators, a private wing to allow more safety for women, an indoor gym area, a kitchen and dining hall.

The kitchen offers culinary classes training for any veteran wanting to go into the restaurant industry.

It will have a drop off center and a mini-store where veterans can have a shopping experience selecting clothes to get them started in the program.

“JWV thanks all those who donated to the clothing drive which filled a truck plus the speaker’s entire vehicle,” a post spokeswoman said.

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