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Muncy VSU Donates to Veterans Center

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January 30, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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MUN - 2019 Jan - Donate Women Veterans Center3.jpgInmates at SCI Muncy's Veterans Service Unit showed how they too can give back to their fellow female veterans during this tough time of year. They collected more than 10 bags of donated items of food and hygiene items to the Women Veterans Center (WVC) of Philadelphia.

This is the first Female Veterans Food Drive where the incarcerated female veterans at Muncy organized a food drive to assist their sisters that served in uniform. The demand for the donated items is on the rise, as is the number of female veterans in Pennsylvania, where the numbers are expected to reach more than 60,000 this year.

The VSU Team collected a generous donation of food and hygiene items, which inmates have been buying from commissary for the previous few weeks and donating to the Female Veterans drive event. The VSU ladies did all the advertising for the collection, including creating flyers and posters and writing an article that was announced on in-house inmate TV system to raise awareness. 

One of the female veterans said, "The food drive shows that inmates can give back to society at a very critical time of the year. It creates an environment of and fosters gratitude when you can help another female that is homeless, struggling, and needs just a little help."

CO1 Fornwald took time on her day off to deliver all the items to the WVC. The entire VSU Staff was so appreciative of the staff support, inmate donations and overall generosity that made our first event such a success!

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