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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