The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset announced four $100,000 grants to two Long Island organizations that fight homelessness and hunger, and two national groups that advocate for women’s issues at a May 26 press conference at the congregation at 48 Shelter Rock Rd. The local grants were given to United Veterans Beacon House, a Bay Shore nonprofit that runs 34 homeless shelters for veterans and others; the Hempstead-based Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN), which operates soup kitchens and…..
Bay Shore nonprofit United Veterans Beacon House announced on May 19 that it has taken over the 42 bed Veterans Residence at Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center from the Salvation Army. The move brings to 34 the amount of sites at which Beacon House runs shelters, transitional housing and low-income housing for veterans and others. There are 350 beds at the sites. I am donating proceeds from book sales and speaking fees to Beacon House. Beacon House president/CEO Frank Amalfitano,…..
May 10: I am coming down the home stretch of my book tour, with eight talks scheduled between today and Memorial Day. The tour has been exciting and memorable for me. I’m offering a glimpse of a period of American history not much written about. Most memoirs on Vietnam focus on the period immediately before and immediately after the 1968 Tet Offensive, when American troop strength was at its peak of more than 500,000. My book “Heroes to the End”…..