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Third Annual VA Clothing Drive

From a press release 

On Monday, July 3, members and candidates from the Republican Committee of Chester County delivered shirts, shorts, hats, sunglasses, and more to the Coatesville VA Medical Center.

“Chester County veterans have served our nation. It has been an honor and pleasure for the past three years to visit with them as the nation celebrated Independence Day,” said David Sommers, RCCC Charis community outreach director and Chester County commissioner candidate.

The July 4 RCCC Veterans’ Clothing Drive is in its third year; it helps approximately 40 to 50 veterans at the facility with much-needed men’s and women’s clothing items, as requested. “The men and women of our Armed Forces have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy. Helping them with basic necessities is the least we can do. We owe them so much more,” said Andy Rongaus, candidate for Common Pleas judge.

Community outreach is the mission of the RCCC Charis program and is reflected in our current slate of candidates who affirm the values of public service. Members have the opportunity to engage in worthy endeavors throughout Chester County all year long.

“I had the privilege to be a part of helping supply our local veterans at the Coatesville VA with clothing and supplies. It is important to keep these veterans in our hearts and thoughts for the great sacrifices that they have given to our country,” said Roy Kofroth, candidate for Chester County Sheriff.

This year, the RCCC is partnered with JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Western Main Line for the first time. JDog is veteran-owned and veteran-operated.


Republican Committee of Chester County Holds Toy Drive

From a press release

The Second Annual Republican Committee of Chester County (RCCC) Toy Drive to benefit the families of patients at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center concluded with more than 125 items were delivered.

The party’s charitable community outreach group, Charis, is led by director David Sommers.

“This is the second year for the RCCC VA Toy Drive. It is one of the most unique Christmas collections in Chester County in that it helps veterans’ families specifically with their toy lists,” said Sommers.

VA Chief of Voluntary Services, Jennifer Lilly, provided the Republican Committee with a list that included the veteran’s name, the name of the child for which the gift is to be given, and the specific item requested. Organizers and committee members, along with RCCC Chairman Dr. Raffi Terzian, met with representatives of the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center to deliver the gifts that the children and grandchildren of the hospitalized veterans requested.

Dr. Terzian stated, “We are happy to support the veterans and the Coatesville VA during the holiday season and throughout the year. We are grateful to have forged a strong relationship and look forward to ongoing support in the future with the clothing drive next summer.”

Both committee and community members came together to donate a little to help those who sacrificed so much. The Coatesville VA Medical Center strives to provide excellent healthcare for America’s veterans, honoring them by improving their health and well-being. The Coatesville VA Medical Center will receive an annual donation from this committee but needs assistance year-round.

You can donate either monetarily or by providing items on their wish list.