Capital Region Veterans Committee members, from left to right, Workers Compensation Board Local President Michele Kiuber, state Office of General Services Local President Joe Eissing, Town of Colonie Unit B Treasurer John “Frenchie” Ekmalian and Town of Colonie Unit B President Bill Alund load donations from region members to bring to the Veterans Miracle Center.

A miracle donation for veterans

SARATOGA SPRINGS — After collecting donations from members at the December Capital Region Executive Board meeting, region Veterans Committee members delivered three car trunks full of items to the Veterans Miracle Center in Albany.

The center offers veterans and their immediate families the chance to “shop” for free in a unique, retail-style store offering essentials that include clothing, housewares, personal care items and a pantry.

— Therese Assalian


Delivering for local veterans

From left to right, CSEA Long Island Region Veterans Committee members Ed Hussey, George Dobler, Steve Abramson, Evelyn McFarland and Committee Chair Maryann Phelps deliver holiday donations to the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The region Veterans Committee recently collected from CSEA members donations of personal care items, clothing and non-perishable food to donate to area veterans homes and organizations.


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