Sitrin received a $25,000 grant; will use funds for the cabin at Camp Sitrin for veterans, families


NEW HARTFORD — Out of 4,000 submissions, Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center, Inc., has been selected as one of 100 recipients nationwide to receive a $25,000 grant from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program, according to an announcement from the local organization.

The winners were selected based on the number of online votes received.

The vote took place between April 27 and May 6. Individuals were allowed to vote up to 10 times a day, every day during the voting period.

This was the largest year for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program, officials said, adding that Sitrin will use these grant funds for a cabin at Camp Sitrin for veterans and their families.

A cabin would meet an unmet demand made by many veterans who want to enjoy even more Camp Sitrin amenities while continuing to heal in a safe and serene environment, officials said.

“We are so grateful to everyone who voted for Sitrin and to State Farm for this opportunity to improve the lives of post-9/11 veterans treated through the military Sitrin program,” said Rosemary Bonacci, vice president. of the Sitrin Foundation and communications. , said.

“Veterans have asked for cabins where they can spend time with their families in a natural setting; such experiences nurture and strengthen family relationships, while helping them reintegrate into civilian life,” Bonacci added.

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