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Queens Council Member keeps Veterans warm this winter with coat drive


Dec. 27, 2023 By Anthony Medina Council Member Robert Holden delivered 75 coats to former service members who are currently living at a homeless facility in Long Island City to help them keep warm this winter. The coats were delivered by Holden to the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence on Dec. 21. The coats were donated by veteran service organizations such as the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters 32 and 126, as well as the public. “It’s a small gesture to those who bravely served our country, ensuring they stay warm this winter,” Holden said. Holden joined forces with NYC Veterans…
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Council Member Holden hosting coat drive in Maspeth for homeless veterans


Nov. 29, 2023 By Anthony Medina City Council Member Robert Holden is hosting a coat collection drive in Maspeth to help homeless veterans stay warm this winter. Holden, along with the Institute for Community Living (ICL) and the Department of Veterans Services, will accept new coat donations at his district office, located on 58-38 69th St. in Maspeth, until Monday, Dec. 18. The coats will be distributed to the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence, located at 21-10 Borden Ave. in Long Island City, where 243 beds are made available to house veterans around the clock. “In partnership with the city and…
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Bayside veteran finds electrical career through apprenticeship program

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Nov. 10, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan After leaving active duty, many veterans find themselves stumped at their next steps especially when it comes to picking a career.  Dylan DeBrosse spent four years in the Air Force where he was deployed to Germany and worked in air transportation at the Department of Defense’s busiest air terminal. When he stepped back into civilian life in 2020, the Long Island native moved to Rosedale and found himself delivering pizzas and picking up shifts as a barback. Then he heard about a union electrician apprenticeship opportunity this time last year.  “I said, ‘absolutely.’ Just…
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MTA providing shuttle from 7 train to traveling Vietnam War Memorial replica in Flushing Meadows Corona Park


Sep. 26, 2023 By Bill Parry The MTA is working with the NYC Department of Veterans’ Affairs to provide shuttle bus service between the Mets-Willets Point 7 train station and Flushing Meadows Corona Park for all those wishing to visit the “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., that honors the more than three million Americans who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam conflict. “We are excited to partner with the MTA while The Wall That Heals is on display in Flushing Meadows Corona Park,” Department of Veterans’ Services…
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Resorts World NYC sponsors Big Apple Honor Flight for veterans

May. 22, 2023 By Bill Parry Resorts World New York City recently sponsored the third Big Apple Honor Flight, the mission that transports veterans from the five boroughs to Washington, D.C., on one-day trips to visit the memorials built in their honor. The day trips are provided at no cost to the veterans and top…
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