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State House Reception

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[CREDIT: Leg. Press & Public Information Bureau] Rep. Eileen Naughton, left front, poses with guests at a reception welcoming Veterans Count to Rhode Island on Wednesday at the State House. From left are Secretary of Health and Human Services Elizabeth H. Roberts, Sen. Walter S. Felag Jr., Rep. Dennis M. Canario, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jan P. Malik, Director of Veterans’ Affairs Kasim Yarn and Veterans Count Chairman of the Board Jim Lawrence.

[CREDIT: Leg. Press & Public Information Bureau] Rep. Eileen Naughton, left front, poses with guests at a reception welcoming Veterans Count to Rhode Island on Wednesday at the State House. From left are Secretary of Health and Human Services Elizabeth H. Roberts, Sen. Walter S. Felag Jr., Rep. Dennis M. Canario, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jan P. Malik, Director of Veterans’ Affairs Kasim Yarn and Veterans Count Chairman of the Board Jim Lawrence.

STATE HOUSE —Rep. Eileen S. Naughton (D-Dist 21, Warwick) hosted a reception in the State Room for representatives of Veterans Count, an organization that provides emergency aid and support to veterans and their families.

Veterans Count, a program of Easter Seals, is the philanthropic arm of Easter Seals Military and Veterans Services. It was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals New Hampshire Board Member Mike Salter sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones.

“It was a great pleasure to welcome Jim Lawrence, chairman of the board for Veterans Count Rhode Island,” said Representative Naughton, who serves on the Veterans Count Board of Directors. “It afforded us a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the organization and their efforts in Rhode Island. I am gratified to see the model which has worked so well in New Hampshire, Maine, New York and Vermont coming to Rhode Island.”

Funds raised through Veterans Count will provide services through Care Coordinators who work with military families in any situation to provide assistance for critical items such as transportation, housing, rent, fuel assistance, utilities, vehicle repair, gasoline, food, child care, tuition and medical bills.

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Corner Bakery Café Hosts Benefit Night in Support of Veterans Count RI

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Wakefield, RI— Enjoy dinner at Corner Bakery Café in Cranston, Warwick, and Middletown on Wednesday, March 30, from 4-9pm in support of Veterans Count Rhode Island.

Each restaurant will be donating 20% of sales, during the 4-9pm hours, to benefit veterans, service members, and their families.

In addition, local heroes—veterans of all eras—will be on hand to help serve our guests.

Corner Bakery Café locations can be found at 140 Hillside Road, Cranston; 21 Universal Boulevard, Warwick; and 11 East Main Road, Middletown. To view a complete menu please visit, www.cornerbakerycafe.com/menu.

About Veterans Count Rhode Island
Veterans Count is a philanthropic program of Easter Seals, which provides critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being. To learn more about Veterans Count Rhode Island visit,www.vetscount.org/ri.

About Easter Seals RI
Easter Seals RI provides exceptional services to ensure that all children and young adults with disabilities or special needs and their families have an equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Last year, Easter Seals RI served nearly 500 children and their families through programs and services provided. For more information about Easter Seals RI, please call 401-284-1000 or visitwww.easterseals.com/rhodeisland.

Stay connected with Easter Seals RI on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: @EasterSealsRI

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Tiger Rug Co. Supports Veterans Count RI Through Rug Donation Program

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Tiger Rug Co. of Warwick, RI is partnering with Veterans Count Rhode Island, a program of Easter Seals through a quarterly Rug Donation Program.

From January through March 31, 2016, Tiger Rug Co. will donate 10% of gross receipts from ANY rug sale to Veterans Count Rhode Island or Easter Seals RI, when either organization is mentioned by the client during the sale. In addition, for each sale made through the Rug Donation Program, Tiger Rug Co. will donate a like-sized carpet to a veteran’s household, to be determined by Veterans Count Rhode Island.

“My wife, Elizabeth, and I feel very strongly about giving back to our proud service men and women,” said Tiger Rug Co. Owner Stephen Putney. “Over the course of history, our freedoms have been hard-won. This is a small token of our appreciation for the dedication and sacrifice made every day by these men and women and their families to protect and defend our country.”

Tiger Rug Co. proudly sells hundreds of Tibetan oriental carpets for nearly two decades. Everyone is most welcome to visit their Warwick location at 380 Jefferson Boulevard.

About Tiger Rug Co.
Tiger Rug Co. is a purveyor of Tibetan hand-knotted oriental carpets. Since 2000, Tiger Rug Co. has been importing oriental carpets from Nepal that are made using the finest wool available in the world for the weaving of carpets. For more information about Tiger Rug Co. please visit them at www.tigerrug.net.

About Veterans Count Rhode Island
Veterans Count is a philanthropic program of Easter Seals, which provides critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being. To learn more about Veterans Count Rhode Island visit,www.vetscount.org.

About Easter Seals RI
Easter Seals RI provides exceptional services to ensure that all children and young adults with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. To learn more about Easter Seals RI visit, www.easterseals.com/rhodeisland.

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Easter Seals RI Launches Veterans Count Rhode Island

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Wakefield, RI — Easter Seals RI will now provide assistance to Rhode Island service members, veterans of all eras, and their families with the launch of a Veterans Count Rhode Island.

Veterans Count began with a question: How Can We Help Veterans, Service Members and Their Families?
In 2007, Easter Seals NH Board Member sought to bring comprehensive emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones, and Veterans Count was born.

As the leading model in New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and Vermont, Veterans Count is expanding to Rhode Island to honor those who have served and those who continue to serve! Veterans Count cuts through the red tape to provide critical and timely financial assistance and access to services when no other resource is available.

Funds raised through Veterans Count will provide services through Care Coordinators who work with military families in any situation to provide assistance for critical items such as transportation, housing, rent, fuel assistance, utilities, vehicle repair, gasoline, food, child care, tuition and medical bills.

Please join us at the Veterans Count Rhode Island Launch Party on Thursday, April 9, from 6:00-7:30pm at Iron Works Tavern in Warwick, RI, to learn more about Veterans Count Rhode Island.

Please RSVP to Judy at jfortier@eastersealsri.org to attend. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

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