BRIDGE STREET VETERANS, MINISTRY DONATES CLOTHING FOR HOMELESS VETS

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The Veterans’ Ministry of the Bridge Street AWME Church recently donated men’s clothing to the Homeless Services Division of Black Vets for Social Justice (BVSJ). L-R: Michael Smith representing Assembly woman Annette Robinson; Carl Callendar, Director of Homeless Services for BVSJ; Timothy Moses, co-Chair, Outreach for Bridge Street’s Veterans’ Ministry who served in the U.S. Air Force; Tyrone Williams, who served in the U.S. Army and is now BVSJ’s COO; and Greg Jones, Sr., Bridge Street Church. The Ministry will be conducting a coat drive beginning in the fall to provide coats to the homeless vets. Also, the Ministry will host a special church service in conjunction with Veterans’ Day on Sunday, November 11, 2012.

Mr. Callendar, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, said, “At Black Veterans for Social Justice, we provide ‘tender loving care and a listening ear’ to all veterans and community residents that seek to be a productive part of society. Black Veterans for Social Justice serviced an estimated 12,000 clients in the past fiscal year. BVSJ employees help veterans and veterans help the community.” And apparently the community, represented by organizations and institutions like the Bridge Street Veteran’s Ministry, provides heartwarming support for the BVSJ, located at 665 Willoughby Avenue. 718-852-6004. Photo: John White