The East Brunswick Elks Lodge 2370 Veterans Committee, led by Colleen Murphy, used $2,500 from the Freedom Grant to assist veterans with food and supplies at the Veterans Transitional Housing Facility in Lyons.
Murphy, Andrea Evans and Beverly Christensen delivered food and supplies to Stacia McDonough, president of Independence for Veterans.
McDonough has volunteered for more than 14 years to honor her late husband, Sgt. John E. McDonough. She recently founded an annual Christmas event “They kept us safe, lets keep them warm.” She collects and donates needed items for homeless veterans who reside at two local New Jersey transitional housing facilities.
For more information, visit www.communityhope-nj.org/what-we-do/hope-for-veterans/transitional-housing/