Many of us are still trying to get ourselves organized after all that 2020 dealt us. Many people are still trying to make ends meet. The COVID-19 pandemic hit a lot of families hard. One group of people in the Hudson Valley who were effected by the pandemic who could still really use our help are our local veterans.

Throughout 2020 we shared with you many different events that you could attend that would help our local veterans. Now it is time to let you know about a special event that is taking place this Saturday in Poughkeepsie. Devin Auriana from MHA of Dutchess County notified us by email about a special fundraiser that is taking place this weekend that will help local veterans.

On Saturday (January 23, 2021) from 9 AM to 4 PM MHA of Dutchess County and Vet2Vet will be part of the 1st Annual Captain Vincent C. Bellino Patriotism Veterans Drive. The fundraiser created by Brian Bellino in honor of his father former Army Captain Vincent Bellino has partnered with MHA of Dutchess County and their Vet2Vet program to help local veterans get items that they need.

It was Brian's hope to help veterans in the community in honor of his dad so along with vet2vet and MHA Dutchess County he will be holding this drive thru event to benefit Vet2Vet at the Town of Poughkeepsie Senior Center located at 14 Abe's Way in Poughkeepsie. The drive thru event is accepting food, clothing, personal hygiene items along with monetary donation.

For more information on the event or to find out more about what MHA of Dutchess County and Vet2Vet are doing for our local veterans you can contact Devin Auriana at 845-464-4666

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