Some homeless veterans in Philadelphia had a nicer Thanksgiving thanks to some of Williamson’s machine tool technology students. Under the leadership of Dan Deaver 1W5 and Nick DiGati 1W6, Williamson’s machinists collected food and personal items for homeless veterans staying at the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House. Assisting Dan and Nick in delivering the food and items to the veterans were Helene Montone, director of health services, and Joan DiPrimio, administrative assistant in Program Services.
The machinists are going to make another collection and delivery for Christmas. Anyone wishing to help should contact Dan at email@example.com or Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new tradition of helping the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House was started last year by Zach McCrea 1W4. His hope was that each year other machine tool technology students would keep the collections going. Dan and Nick helped last year and it is hoped that Nick, with some freshmen and juniors, will continue the new tradition next year.
In the photo are (from left to right) Cynthia Wilson, executive director; Dan Deaver 1W5; Sergeant Major Wallace Presley; Nick DiGiati 1W6; and Marcus Davis.
The Comfort House has been helping veterans from Pennsylvania in many ways since 1994 and has been helping homeless veterans since 2010. For more information on the Comfort House, visit their website http://www.vetscomforthouse.org/ or call 267-292-2052.