Feel Good Friday: Samaritan Daytop Village - “Where Good Lives”
For today’s edition of “Feel Good Fridays”, we would like to share an organization that has been doing communities of good...worlds of good for New Yorkers for nearly 60 years, including our local disabled veterans community: Samaritan Daytop Village.
For 60 years, Samaritan Daytop Village has been wholly dedicated to improving the quality of life for New Yorkers facing adversity. With its humble beginnings as a Queens counseling center, they have evolved into a nationally-recognized human services organization, doing more good than ever imagined. Today, Samaritan Daytop Village provides comprehensive health and human services to over 33,000 people each year through a network of more than 50 facilities located throughout New York City, Long Island and upstate New York, continuously growing. They provide a rich array of services including substance use treatment, mental health and primary health care, specialized programs for military veterans and more.
The staff and volunteers of Samaritan Daytop Village have also stepped up in helping the community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. From distributing 500 infrared thermometers donated by Amazon.com to distributing 1,150 meals donated by the World Central Kitchen’s COVID-19 Food Relief program, they have mobilized a dedicated team of volunteers to sort and deliver these donations to its clients which include programs that help disabled veterans.
To learn more about Samaritan Daytop Village, visit http://www.samaritanvillage.org. Give them a round of applause and feel good on this Friday. Stay safe!
At Every Wheel Carry, we want to highlight stories that inspire and motivate us to unite and mobilize for our community. From our healthcare workers are fighting the good fight on the front lines, to essential workers keeping our infrastructure going. All while our men and women in uniform provide vital assistance. If you have a story you would like for us to consider sharing, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll give you credit if we select yours!
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