HVAF’s recovery program veterans participated in the 34th annual St. Joseph Historical Neighborhood Cleanup on May 3. The group of 10 veterans bagged leaves and picked up debris with their neighbors.
“The veterans provide so much more than a helping hand,” says President of the St. Joseph Neighborhood Association Garry Chilluffo. “We enjoy hearing their life experiences, getting them to open up a bit, and sharing in their visions and goals in life.”
St. Joseph Neighborhood Association Cleanup
Because of the extra help from our veterans, 120 bags with debris were collected along Alabama Street between 10th and 11th Streets.
“Despite having faced challenges of homelessness, it is heartening to see that they carry a sense of humor through it all,” adds Garry. “I think that speaks volumes to the work of HVAF and the impact on their recovery process.”