Project Outreach and Prevention on Youth Violence (POP) Foundation, a nonprofit group, founded by Dr. Michael McGee and Dr. Reuben Rutland, partnered with Methodist Hospitals to assist the homeless and low-income veterans at NWI Veterans Village in Gary, IN.
Dr. Reuben Rutland shared POP Foundation’s mission with the group, brunch was served by local students, and various members of the community shared their gratitude for the Veterans. The event was held Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
“We wanted to take this opportunity to exhibit our heartfelt appreciation toward the veterans as a valued part of our community, while also allowing area youth to come out of the classroom and literally cater to the community veterans that are so deserved during the holiday season”, states Antoinette Hudson, Project Coordinator, POP Foundation.
More than 40 “winter packs” were given away to the veterans which included a coat, hat, gloves and socks to help keep veterans warm this winter.
POP Foundation’s mission is to prevent and alleviate violence, while inspiring healthy lifestyles, positive behaviors, and accessible career opportunities. Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Antoinette Hudson at 219-718-9855. Please check us out on our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/poponviolence.org/.