Long Island, NY - November 10, 2016 - This Veterans Day 2016, General Needs LTD, with help from Rothco and Rotary District 7255 volunteers will deliver over 750 pairs of winter waterproof boots to homeless veterans from Long Island City to Riverhead.
“Without the support of Rothco and District 7255 Rotary Clubs, none of this will have happen”, said General Needs President Lonnie Sherman.
The “Boots Across Long Island” event has given General Needs the ability to distribute approximately 750 pairs of winter boots to needy homeless Veterans on Long Island this Veterans Day. The veteran’s organizations that General Needs supported by providing boots to their residents were: the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence in Long Island City, Long Island Cares, Family Service League in Huntington, Suffolk County Long Island Veterans at Beacon Houses across Long Island and several other veterans in need.
Awareness of the work we do here on Long Island for our homeless Veterans is finally getting the focus and resources it desperately needs”, said Sherman.
General Needs focuses on helping the needy thousands of homeless Long Island Veterans and their families by providing basic necessities through charitable donations and support. Our mission focuses on basic necessities by providing: NEW Underwear, T-shirts, Socks, Boots, Sneakers, Outerwear, Towels/Washcloths and Toiletries. These items are generally not part of the everyday life of our homeless veterans.
General Needs draws from the Long Island communities of who are compassionate and concerned about those who have served our country. We draw no salaries nor take any goods or money collected for personal benefit.
General Needs a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. To find out how you can help, or to donate, go to GeneralNeeds.org