The Halifax Police Department, as well as many of the other police departments throughout the Commonwealth, participated in Coats4Vets on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The event is an annual initiative of the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF) and is sponsored by Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, New England Patriots Foundation, Ocean State Job Lot, and Home Depot. Coats4Vets has distributed 34,500 coats to veterans since 2016.
This past Tuesday, various local law enforcement agencies traveled to Gillette Stadium to pick up 4,000 buckets that are each filled with coats, masks, hand sanitizer, and snacks. The buckets will be distributed throughout local communities. In addition to providing material support for the veterans, the hope is that law enforcement can make a connection with veterans as well and thank them for their service.
Veterans who are in need of these resources should contact their Veteran’s Agent .