Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island
Local Scouts Donate Socks to Homeless Veterans
On January 29, John Fitzgerald and Hunter Stromberg, two bright-eyed Webelos Scouts, paid a special visit to the Providence VA Medical Center’s Homeless PACT Clinic. Their mission: to deliver and present 15 packages of socks to homeless Veterans. The scouts, along with the rest of their den from Pack 7 in Buttonwoods, Warwick, had collected the socks for a den service project. After presenting the socks, the two scouts met with Dr. Tom O’Toole (VA National Program Director for Homeless PACT) and his staff and received a tour of the new Clinic.
Dr. O’Toole welcomed the donation and thanked the two young scouts and the rest of the den. He encouraged them to continue to volunteer and serve in the community. “You are making a difference in the life of a Veteran,” he said.
The newly-renovated, free standing Homeless PACT Clinic opened its doors in November 2012. The Clinic includes primary care, showers, food, laundry facilities, a clothes pantry, a computer lab, classroom space, benefits assistance, and integrated staffing.
For more information about Pack 7 Buttonwoods, please visit their website.