Posted by Tim Kelley on May 28, 2018
On Monday, May 21, a crew of Reading Rotarians traveled to downtown Boston to help serve lunch at the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) and kick off the District Week of Service for Veterans.
NECHV is a national leader in housing and serving Veterans who are at-risk of homelessness. NECHV supports Veterans with innovative services that enable success, meaningful employment, and dignified independent living.  NECHV serves over 350 Veterans each day in their home communities. It contains 60 affordable apartments, a distinct and separate 24 bed female Veterans transitional dormitory, and over 185 transitional and emergency beds. 250 Veterans reside at NECHV each night. Each year, NECHV serves over 100,000 resident meals. 450 Veterans complete NECHV training programs each year. More than 400 Veterans find permanent homes through NECHV each year. Current NECHV Veteran programs include Education, Clinical Support, Employment and Housing. It is open 24/7 every day of the year, serving Veterans.
Rotary served lunch and dinner all week at NECHV. Reading was the first Club with the help of Boston Rotary to start off this excellent service project.