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Donation Drive to Benefit Homeless Vets

Jeanne Sorg, the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds, is holding a donation drive this holiday season to benefit the Veteran’s Multi-Service Center, who helps veterans experiencing homelessness access services and benefits. The donation drive will run through the end of December and items can be dropped off at the Recorder of Deeds office at One Montgomery Plaza in Norristown.

The Veteran’s Multi-Service Center’s “wish list” this holiday season includes personal hygiene items, socks, shirts, hats, gloves and scarves. The Center is also requesting laundry detergent pods for the homeless veterans who come into the Center to use the laundry facilities, so these veterans do not need to purchase detergent.

“We know these are trying times, and many people are searching for ways to give back to their community this holiday season. These veterans have given so much to our country,” said Sorg, “and while my office tries to reach every Montgomery County veteran to thank them for their service, this donation drive is our way of saying thank you to those we haven’t reached yet.”

While the Recorder of Deeds office is helping veterans this holiday season, Sorg and her staff assist veterans all year-round. Montgomery County veterans can visit the Recorder of Deeds office to record their military discharge papers. Recording military discharge papers with the Recorder of Deeds safeguards these important documents so they are quickly accessible to the veteran and their family when they are needed most. Veterans who record their discharge papers will receive a Veterans’ Discount ID card, which is good for discounts at more than 500 business throughout Montgomery County.

If you or someone you know if a veteran who needs help or is experiencing homelessness, contact the Veterans Multi-Service Center at 610-384-8387 or by e-mail at [email protected]

The Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds office is located at One Montgomery Plaza in Norristown and is open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30am until 4:00pm. To learn more about the Veterans’ Discount ID program visit www.montcopa.org/rod, or call the office at 610-278-3289.