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Two organizations work together to help homeless veterans

Non-profit organizations often work together to benefit the community. Recently, Precious Life Shelter Executive Director Theresa Murphy reached out to the West Orange County Republican Women Federated (WOC RWF) Caring for America Committee about excess toiletries at the shelter. Murphy, who is also WOC RWF’s Ways & Means Vice President, wanted to help homeless veterans at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs PIER (Partnership In Effective Recovery) Center.

Located on the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital grounds, the center is a peer-managed and peer-run mental health recovery drop-in center that helps veterans with their mental health issues. PIER sees 20-25 veterans a day and has about 500 service contacts a month – two-thirds of the veterans who come to PIER are homeless.

Caring for America Co-Chairs Marjean Clements, Patrica Eskenazi and Laurie Fulton delivered the items to PIER on a brisk March day. “The volunteers were grateful for the supplies and appreciated knowing that their challenges are important to West Orange County Republican Women Federated members,” said Fulton. “It’s a travesty that there are so many homeless veterans living on the streets throughout the United States.”

The Caring for America committee is planning events throughout 2021 to benefit active and retired military as well as other community members in need.

Representatives of West Orange County Republican Women Federated recently picked up excess toiletries from (at left) Precious Life Shelter and (at right) delivered the toiletries to PIER. Courtesy photo.
Representatives of West Orange County Republican Women Federated recently picked up excess toiletries from (at left) Precious Life Shelter and (at right) delivered the toiletries to PIER. Courtesy photo.
This article and photograph were released by the West Orange County Republican Women Federated.
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2 Comments

  1. What wonderful and uplifting news! Thanks to the OC Breeze for publishing this positive article about two organizations working together to provide needed assistance for our veterans !

    1. Ms. Elkins,

      You are welcome. And thank your for reading Orange County Breeze and taking the time to comment on this article.

      We love to get the word out about good things happening in our area.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

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