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Sullivan County Groups Create Cards to Remind Vets They're Not Forgotten

Donating and receiving Vets Day cards

Local Kiwanians and Aktion Club advisors Sheila Lashinsky, center left, and Sue Kasofsky, center right, delivered over 90 handmade greeting cards to Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency Director John Crotty, left, and Veterans Service Officer Pablin Santiago-Lugo on November 1, in time to ensure local veterans in homebound or hospitalized settings get to see them before Veterans Day.

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency gratefully accepted more than 90 handmade greeting cards on November 1 from the Monticello and Woodridge Kiwanis Clubs, Monticello High School Key Club, Mrs. Weiner’s Liberty Middle School students and the Aktion Club of Sullivan County, which is comprised of individuals from Arc of Greater Hudson Valley, New Hope Community and The Center for Discovery.

Featuring messages of thanks and encouragement, the cards are being distributed to local veterans at Castle Point and Stratton VA medical centers, along with Achieve and the Care Center at Sunset Lake, both in Liberty.

“It is easy for those veterans who have moved to adult homes and VA Centers to feel forgotten,” noted Veterans Service Agency Director John Crotty. “We are so grateful for organizations like the Kiwanis to spearhead the team effort to make these beautiful cards for our veterans. The cards will be distributed in time for Veterans Day.”

For more information about Kiwanis activities, call Monticello Kiwanis Pres. Marvin Rappaport at 845-701-1655 or Woodridge Kiwanian Sue Kasofsky at 845-434-8052.