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Community Members and Local Organizations Continue to Help VOADV Clients Along Their Journey
One person’s generosity can make all the difference. That is especially true for the individuals served by Volunteers of America Delaware Valley. Our clients greatly benefit from a kind, helping hand on their journey towards independence – and we are so grateful for the generous support we receive from members of the community and local organizations looking to make a difference!
A few months ago, we introduced you to some of our extraordinary community supporters who were inspired to give back during the pandemic. That generosity has continued in 2021 with an even greater number of individuals and organizations wanting to support VOADV clients, staff and programs in a variety of creative ways!
The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund awarded VOADV an extremely generous grant of $50,000 in 2021 to support our emergency housing programs and clients experiencing homelessness. Developed to help fight the effects of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable populations, this grant will be utilized to help our clients currently housed in VOADV shelters by providing an array of supportive services – from case management services and linkage to medical, mental health and behavioral health care to employment training and more.
OceanFirst’s Home Runs for Heroes Grant is also providing valuable support to VOADV veteran clients in 2021. For every home run hit during a designated Jersey Shore Blue Claws game this season, the OceanFirst Foundation will be generously donating $1,000 to VOADV’s Home For The Brave transitional housing program!
Donations have also been pouring in for our emergency housing programs, ensuring they are fully stocked with the materials and goods they need. Mount Laurel Hartford School’s National Elementary Honors Society organized a sock drive and donated over 500 pairs of socks for the men, women and children in our family shelters. Similarly, the SJ Ten Mini Mission from Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church in Camden recently dropped off kits stocked with beauty and personal care items to our female clients at Eleanor Corbett House in honor of Mother’s Day.
Individual donors have also been generously giving to VOADV and our clients. Longtime VOADV supporter, Valerie, recently donated Homewarming Kits, full of a variety of needed household items, to help clients transition into permanent housing. To date, almost all of Valerie’s donated kits have been given to clients to help them on their journey to independence.
Once again, we extend our sincere gratitude to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, OceanFirst Foundation, Mount Laurel Hartford School, SJ Ten Mini Mission/Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church and individuals like Valerie who have given generous support to VOADV and our clients.
To learn more about the ways you can Give Hope to individuals in need within your community, visit: www.voadv.org/give.