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December 22, 2014 – Albany, N.Y. – Continuing a long-standing tradition of supporting veterans during the holiday season, Tully Rinckey PLLC provided a holiday dinner to family members of hospitalized veterans and visiting veterans at the Samuel S. Stratton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher House in Albany.
Tully Rinckey PLLC presented Fisher House officials with the dinner, including hams, sweet potatoes, garden salad, as well as pies and other holiday favorites, purchased through Hannaford Supermarkets. The VA expects the care package to feed all Fisher House occupants this holiday. The Fisher House is a “home-away-from-home” for hospitalized veterans’ family members, veterans visiting hospitalized family members, and veterans undergoing extended periods of outpatient therapy.
In addition to the holiday meal, Tully Rinckey PLLC presented Fisher House with shelf stable meals that families can use when they first arrive and have not yet had a chance to shop for food.
“During the final deployment of my Army career to Afghanistan, I was injured by a car bomb that was intended to take my life,” said Mathew B. Tully, the firm’s founding partner. “I remember how long and difficult my recovery was, especially during the holidays. Anything I can do to make this holiday season more enjoyable for veterans undergoing medical treatment just as I once did, I am more than happy to do.”
Last month, Tully Rinckey PLLC held its sixth annual Turkeys for Veterans event, in which it, in partnership with Hannaford Supermarkets, gave away about 170 turkeys to Capital Region service members, veterans, and their families.