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Help a Veteran…& Two Local Businesses!

Suffolk County United Veterans (SCUV) continues to provide essential emergency housing and support services to homeless Veterans during this COVID-19 emergency. Our 23-bed Vets Place shelter operates 24/7 thanks to our dedicated team committed to keeping our doors open to help those who have served our country. In this emergency, we are also housing a few non-Veteran homeless men sent to us by the County.

To limit any potential exposure to the Coronavirus, we have suspended use of the shelter’s kitchen where lunch and dinner are usually prepared daily. That’s why we need your help!

To take care of meals for our clients, we have partnered with two food establishments to deliver lunch and dinner each day: Blue Moon Deli in Patchogue and the Yaphank Deli, both of whom are experiencing their own loss of business during this challenging time. (Dry, pre-packed breakfast is provided onsite.) They have agreed to share the load to provide these meals to the shelter at a reduced cost.

However, even at a reduced cost, this severely strains our financial resources. So, we are asking for your help with the cost of these delivered meals while the SCUV team helps these Veterans to remain safe through this crisis.

Visit to see how you can help!

If you have any questions, please call Ruth McDade at 631-672-9613 or email

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