Veterans who served their country in times of conflict received needed toiletries this year.
Through partnership with Charity Services International, NCM Crisis Care Kits that were donated in January 2011 to Veteran organizations assisted more than 5,000 veterans in New York, Florida, and Idaho.
The hygiene kits aided their daily hygiene, helping veterans’ health and well-being and alleviating the cost of purchasing these necessities.
Many of veterans who received the supplies are homeless or living in transitional housing. Most of them earn very low incomes and lack access to additional financial resources. They also live in highly populated areas and their living conditions put them in close proximity to other people.
“Veterans Programs serve homeless vets. Many times these vets are admitted to our programs with nothing but the clothes on their back. The hygiene kits are a very useful donation to help give the dignity back to these homeless veterans. Each Veteran regains self-sufficiency and caring for themselves is a part of that.” said Wendy Whitescarver, Volunteers of America of Florida.