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Red Cross Builds Care Packages for Local Veterans

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Since 1881, the American Red Cross has provided services to the United States Military, whether it be in the form of mail delivery, medical services or even care packages. But their services aren't limited to those in the battle field. They extend to Veterans as well, many of which struggle with disabilities or even homelessness.
Today the Red Cross of the Southern Tier in Endicott teamed up with Volunteers from Binghamton University to help assemble 53 Comfort Kits, to local veterans in need. These kits were built for both disabled and homeless veterans, and included comfort items, such as bathrobes and toiletries.
For the homeless, the care packages included essentials for the winter months, including thermal gear, hats, gloves and even a blanket.
"We're hoping and i think it will be a beneficial impact for them, and i think that sometimes as a population that['s not really identified in this community, so we're really working hard to try to outreach to this population and provide them with the resources they need, to stay safe and well, especially into the winter months. " said Colleen McCabe, the Executive Director of the Southern Tier Red Cross.
The Red Cross also provides a variety of services to Veterans, ranging from free installation of Smoke Detectors, to helping find jobs in the local area. To find out about then services that the Red Cross offers to local veterans, visit http://www.redcross.org/ny/endicott