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UNH Military Vets Sponsor BBQ to Raise Funds for Veteran’s Shelters

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3/26/2014 12:00 AM

March 26, 2014

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WEST HAVEN, CONN. --- The Military Veterans Club of the University of New Haven will sponsor a barbeque at the West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center at 950 Campbell Ave. on Thursday, April 17.

The event, which will take place at the picnic shelter located to the left of the main entrance to the medical center, will run from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will raise funds for the West Haven Veteran Support Foundation.

The Veteran Support Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides transitional and permanent housing for homeless or at-risk veterans

The event is being planned by Bobby Rousseau, a sophomore biology major with a pre-med concentration. Rousseau was active duty Army infantry for six years before attending UNH. He served three tours in Iraq.

“I wanted to host this event to help other veterans,” he said. “There are a lot of resources available to them in West Haven, including UNH, the VA Medical Center and the American Legion. But I want to get our university even more involved.”

The barbeque will feature hot dogs, hamburgers and other food items.

For more information, contact Rousseau at

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