PRESS RELEASE – Thursday, May 27, 2021

 

Anne Whiting Real Estate contribution launches 2021 Hope for Heroes Appeal

Veterans Transition House seeks to raise $25,000 between Memorial Day and 4th of July

 

CONTACTS:

David Guertin, 401-868-0365, david@vantageinphilanthropy.com

Kelsey Forcier, 508-999-1010, kelsey@annewhitingrealestate.com

 

New Bedford, MA: Anne Whiting, owner of Anne Whiting Real Estate, presented a check for $2,500 to Veterans Transition House, to pay tribute to the men and women of our Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice, this Memorial Day.

 

In front of a group of Anne Whiting Real Estate associates and veterans served by Veterans Transition House, James Reid, Executive Director of Veterans Transition House, accepted this generous gift in front of the new Anthony C. and Salvatore H. Alfiero Outreach Center. Located at 1297 Purchase Street, this outreach center will enable Veterans Transition House to serve more veterans in the community, especially those at risk of becoming homeless, experiencing food insecurity, or in need of basic human services.

 

“This meaningful contribution from Anne Whiting Real Estate kicks off a $25,000 appeal to ramp up services from our new campus, including a meals program from a new commercial kitchen at 22 Willis Street,” stated Jim Reid. “Anne’s timing is perfect as we honor the sacrifices of veterans this Memorial Day. This really means a lot to us and our veterans.” To make an online contribution to this $25,000 Hope for Heroes Appeal between Memorial Day and the 4th of July, visit https://www.vetshouse.org/donate-now/.

 

“Our company is excited to assist the VTH with this campaign. All of us at Anne Whiting Real Estate are proud to continue our tradition of giving back to the community,” stated Anne Whiting, owner of Anne Whiting Real Estate.

Founded in 1990, Veterans Transition House provides transitional and permanent housing, and supportive services to homeless, formerly homeless, and at-risk veterans in Southeastern Massachusetts. In 2020, Veterans Transition House completed a $10 million expansion. This project comprised the rehabilitation of two buildings and the construction of two buildings along one city block. Now, Veterans Transition House has the capacity to house 135 homeless veterans, serve 125 meals per day, and provide outreach services to local veterans. This 2021 Hope for Heroes Appeal will fund these expanding services. Tax-deductible contributions can be mailed to Veterans Transition House, 1297 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, online at www.vetshouse.org, or by calling Monica at 508-992-5313 x 115. If you are a veteran in need, or know a veteran in need, contact Catherine.buckley@vetshouse.org or 508-992-5313 x 112.

 

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