A “Warm” Holiday Gift From Tully Rinckey PLLC – Law Firm Donates Winter Coats to Local Homeless Veterans
December 23, 2010 – Albany, N.Y. – It is hard to imagine the men and women who put their lives on the line for this country being without a warm bed or a hot meal. The reality is that homelessness amongst veterans is extremely prevalent. While only 8% of the general population can claim veteran status, nearly 20% of the homeless population consists of veterans.
In an effort to help the Capital Region’s veterans in need, Tully Rinckey PLLC is providing the gift of warmth this holiday season, purchasing winter coats for all 28 residents of the Albany Housing Coalition Inc.’s Veterans Housing and Services, a non-profit organization that provides housing, employment and case management services to local veterans.
“The Albany Housing Coalition is a prime example of an organization that does the right thing for the men and women who bravely served in the armed forces,” says Tully Rinckey Founding Partner, Mathew B. Tully. “I cannot think of a more deserving group of individuals this holiday season.”
“We are grateful to the folks at Tully Rinckey for their generosity and caring spirit. We welcome them to our team of local community supporters. Together, we will end the disgrace of veteran’s homelessness,” said Joseph Sluszka, Albany Housing Coalition Inc.’s Executive Director.
Tully Rinckey PLLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business with a history of giving back to individuals and organizations that help local veterans. Last month, the law firm gave away more than 100 gift certificates for free turkeys and hams to area veterans on Thanksgiving. In October, the company remained opened and fully staffed on Veterans Day to provide free legal services to area veterans. The 30-minute consultations were provided by Tully Rinckey attorneys free of charge.
Albany Housing Coalition Inc.’s staff of 20 served over 400 homeless and at-risk veterans in 2010, providing housing, employment, and case management services at its 57 units of housing throughout the Capital Region. Since 1987, the organization has been instrumental in helping area vets get back on their feet, also providing access to heath care and other benefits.