PHILADELPHIA VETERAN COMMUNITY FIGHTS COVID-19 SHUTDOWN BY DIRECTLY SERVING ISOLATED VETERANS

CARLO ARAGONCILLO, Director, Veterans Affairs

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Veterans Affairs is no stranger to serving our community and is coming together during the COVID-19 shutdown to directly deliver food and supplies to our city’s Veterans. The office is putting out a citywide call to action for referrals of any Veterans and their families in Philadelphia isolated from access to food, supplies, and other resources they would normally be able to reach. Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, the office is working with all respective City of Philadelphia departments and local non-profit organizations to coordinate collection and direct distribution efforts.

Additional resources will be updated and shared via twitter.com/phlveterans.

If you are a Veteran or know of a Veteran requesting direct support, send an email to: info@phlveterans.com. Please use SUBJECT: SUPPORT REQUEST and include the following:

  1. Veteran’s name
  2. Contact phone number
  3. Physical address

If you or an organization you represent are able to support (i.e, food, canned goods, hygiene products, delivery/transportation of goods, etc.) send an email to: info@phlveterans.com. Please use SUBJECT: COVID-19 SUPPORT and include the following:

  1. Organization
  2. Single Point of Contact
  3. Phone number
  4. Services provided

WHAT: Coordinating direct delivery of food/supplies to isolated Veterans in Philadelphia.
WHO: 
City of Philadelphia Office of Veterans Affairs

WHEN: Starting March 16, 2020, 10 a.m. until COVID-19 preventative measures are lifted.

For more information please contact Wanda Pate, Veteran Service Officer at City of Philadelphia Office of Veterans Affairs: (215) 686-3256 or info@phlveterans.com.

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