This month, UniCare made a donation to the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center in Gardner, Mass., to support critical resources for veterans and their families in need. The funds also provided 50 veterans gift bags of personal care products and cold weather gear for the holidays.
"These veterans have answered the call to serve our country, and we must serve them by taking care of them when they return home," said David Morales, general manager of UniCare. "At UniCare, our mission is to improve lives and communities, and that's why we're honored to support the good work the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center does every day to give our service members and their families a hand during challenging times."
The Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center provides support to military veterans and their families in need of services in Massachusetts as well as New Hampshire and Vermont. MVOC offers low-income housing alternatives and residential readjustment programs at four locations in Gardner, Mass., as well as mental health counseling, case management, employment training, personal development, veterans' benefits resource assistance, medical transportation, and food assistance.
In the photo to the left, Cathy McWilliams, MVOC board chair and founder, Robert Sheehan, MVOC director of facilities, and Heidi Hagan, MVOC veteran benefits counselor prepare the gift bags for distribution.