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USAVMSF PARTNERS WITH OCEAN STATE JOB LOT TO DISTRIBUTE HAND SANITIZERS TO VETERANS OCEAN STATE JOB LOT CHARITABLE FOUNDATION DONATES $1 MILLION IN-KIND SUPPORT

August 12, 2020

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – U.S.A. Veterans and Military Support Foundation has recently partnered with Ocean State Job Lot to distribute over 100,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to veterans and active-duty military members.

U.S.A. Veterans and Military Support Foundation will distribute the hand sanitizer bottles to VFW chapters across New England and to children of veteran and military families going back to school.

“Personal Protective Equipment is oftentimes an expensive requirement,” said U.S.A. Veterans and Military Support Foundation President Don Cox. “We’re happy to help the families of veterans and military members offset the cost of returning to their jobs and schools and we thank Ocean State Job Lot for their continued support of our military families.”

Combined with over 100,000 KN95 masks and face shields, Ocean State Job Lot has provided approximately $1 million in in-kind support for veterans across the northeast region of the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Ocean State Job lot has partnered with the active-duty military and veteran populations for years,” said Executive Director of the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation, David Sarlitto. “We've found U.S.A. Veterans and Military Support Foundation to be highly effective and efficient in supporting our military communities throughout New England and the Northeast.”

Ocean State Job Lot’s partnership and support of U.S.A. Veterans and Military Support Foundation spans many years and projects, starting with Coats4Vets, an initiative to make sure veterans are safe from the unforgiving winter weather. Since then, Ocean State Job Lot has helped to fund projects supplying boots to veterans and active-duty military members, as well as backpacks, school supplies and holiday presents to their families.

“Ocean State Job Lot was our first sponsor six years ago. For six years they’ve stood tall and helped support our veteran population’s every need,” says Cox. “From supplying coats and Christmas gifts in the winter, to food and other resources during the government shutdown and the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re always there for us and we’re thrilled to have them as a partner.”

About USA Veterans and Military Support Foundation:

U.S.A. Veterans and Military Support Foundation (USAVMSF) grew from successful regional nonprofits that proved to be vital during the federal government shutdown of 2018-19, and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic.

USAVMSF is a non-profit organization with the mission to provide programs, services and goods to help satisfy critical needs and enhance the well-being and quality of life for veterans and active-duty military and their families.

Phone: (617) 843-5777; Website: USAVMSF.org.

About Ocean State Job Lot:

Founded in 1977, Ocean State Job Lot is a growing, privately held discount retail chain with 140 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, approximately 5,600 employees, and annual sales of approximately $750 million. Job Lot sells brand name, first quality merchandise at closeout prices. Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (holiday, gardening, patio, pool and beach supplies), and kitchen pantry staples at a fraction of their typical price. The company was named a “Best Midsize Employer” by Forbes Magazine.

The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has a long history of philanthropic leadership, supporting numerous causes, including feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, assisting veterans and military families, aiding animal rescue, caring for children, advancing healthcare, supporting the arts and promoting learning. Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered at 375 Commerce Park Road in the Quonset Point Business Park, North Kingstown, RI 02852. Phone: (401) 295-2672; Web: OceanStateJobLot.com.

FOOD4VETS DISTRIBUTES 1 MILLIONTH MEAL

May 2, 2020

For the past three weeks, veterans, military families and veteran service organizations have been picking up “vital food packages” at Gillette Stadium thanks to a partnership with the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF). On Monday, April 20, the project packaged up their one millionth meal for distribution.

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FOOD4VETS PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MEALS TO VETERANS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE ON MAY 4 AND MAY 6

May 1, 2020

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For the past four weeks, the Patriots and Revolution have teamed with the USA Veterans & Military Support Foundation to provide “vital food packages” to veterans, military families and veteran service organizations. These packages contain non-perishable foods and nutritionist-developed recipes to provide three meals a day for two people for 14 days.

Since the program’s inception, more than 1.4 million meals have been assembled and distributed to veterans in need. The food packages have been available for pick up at six different locations across Massachusetts – including Gillette Stadium in Foxborough – but meals are also being delivered to veterans, military families and veteran service organizations, helping to meet the needs in other New England states.

On Monday, May 4, a New England Patriots truck will arrive at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, located at 221 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack, N. H. From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., veterans, military families and veteran service organizations will be able to pick up these vital food packages at this location.

Two days later, on Wednesday, May 6, that same Patriots truck will make its way to the Cross Insurance Center, located at 515 Main Street in Bangor, Maine. Meals will be available for pick up from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. that day. All pickups must be scheduled in advance by visiting the links below:

Monday, May 4 – Anheuser-Busch Brewery – Schedule Pick Up
Wednesday, May 6 – Cross Insurance Center – Schedule Pick Up
Volunteers, including those representing Anheuser-Busch and Cross Insurance, will be on-site to assist with the distribution at each location. All aspects of this operation will be compliant with the Center for Disease Control’s policies and will emphasize social distancing.

“These are unprecedented times, and we must do all we can to meet the immediate needs of our veterans and their families,” said USA Veterans and Military Support Foundation’s founder and CEO Don Cox. “Veterans with injuries and service-connected disabilities are our nation’s most susceptible and are at greatest risk today. Many are coping with a weakened immune systems, increased isolation and financial hardship. We do all we can to help these veterans and their families through these immensely challenging times and thank all of our partners whose assistance match our commitment to provide five million meals to veterans in need throughout New England.”