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Veterans Resource Expo

Join us on November 7th at Hershey's Mill!

Attention all Veterans in the West Chester, PA area!

Please join Wellington, Wellsprings, Willowtree Hospice, and Oasis in conjunction with the Veteran's Outreach Program for the very first Veterans Resource Expo! 

Taking place on Thursday, November 7th from 1:30pm-4:30pm, the expo will feature representatives from the American Legion, VA Regional benefits office, Chester County Veteran Affairs, Chester Recorder of Deeds, Coatesville Medical Center, and more. 

Attendees will receive free access to a variety of resources, services, lunch, and much more. All veterans and families are welcome, but space is limited.

Please RSVP to April Soublis at 484-263-5995. 

*Veterans should bring a copy of their DD214*
Category: Homelessness, Family, Community & Civic Organizations,Veterans
David was employed by the Coatesville Veterans Affair Medical Center; David was heartbroken when he learned that some of the Veterans he served were fighting homelessness and didn’t have things that he felt were essential, like underwear, socks and T-shirts.

David told his family that if he had the money he would buy every Veteran at the medical center a pair of underwear. On May 22, 2010 when we should have been celebrating David’s 21st birthday we, instead, celebrated his short life by having a cook out at our home.

We invited all of David's family and friends to the house and asked them to bring a pair of underwear to donate to the Coatesville VA in honor of David's wish. 150 people showed up at our home, we ran out of hamburgers but we collected over 4,000 items to donate. The memorial celebration was so successful that we felt we needed to do something more; this was the conception of the Annual David's Drive 831 Underwear Drive.

Each year in the month of May, around the date of David's birthday, we hold at cook out at our home and collect new underwear, socks and T-shirts.
"I need to express my great appreciation for your dedication, commitment, countless hours, and dedication to serving all veterans!!" - Vet. Brian

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