Funeral homes collecting for veterans

NEWINGTON / NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH)  – Several Connecticut funeral homes are joining funeral homes nationwide in collecting new sweaters and gloves for Veterans.

This is the third consecutive year that the Duksa Family Funeral Homes are hosting “Operation Sweaters for Veterans.

New sweaters and gloves can be dropped off through November 30th at Newington Memorial Funeral Home and Fisette-Batzner Funeral Home,20 Bonair Avenue, Newington and at Burritt Hill Funeral Home, 332 Burritt Street, New Britain.

The sweaters and gloves will then be given to the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in Newington who will then distribute them to Veterans across the state.   Last year approximately 1000 sweaters, gloves and mittens along with cash was donated.

For more information about the collection you can call 860-666-0600 or go o

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