Event for homeless veterans being held in Hartford

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The chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee is asking people to participate in the Help-A-Hero event to benefit homeless veterans Wednesday in Hartford.

Rep. Jack Hennessy is asking his constituents and others to make a donation at the event, which is being held outside the State Capitol in Hartford.

Items that can be donated include healthcare and hygiene items for both men and women, tooth brushes, tooth paste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, grooming kits, personal care items for men and women, socks, underwear, T-shirts, hats, gloves, boots and umbrellas.

Hennessy said gift cards and cash donations will be accepted for veterans in need of work clothes and other non-donated items.

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