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The nonprofit Devens Eco-Efficiency Center and five local companies hosted a collection of bed linens that will be given to homeless veterans in transitional housing at Devens.

The employees of Cains Foods, Laddawn, MagneMotion, Parker Hannifin and SABIC are thanked for their generous contributions. A total of 39 sheet sets, 10 blankets and 8 pillows will be donated to the Devens office of Veterans Inc. to support the services they provide to as many as 36 (concurrently) who served our country.

According to Executive Director Dona Neely, the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center organizes an event or drive each year that provides establishments and employees with an opportunity to give back and help those in need in the community.

“The center is pleased to help those who gave so much for us,” she said.

“Veterans Inc. is deeply appreciative of the work of the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center and the area businesses that stepped up in support of our veterans,” said Vincent Perrone, president and CEO of Veterans Inc. “Our veterans will benefit not only from the donated linens, but also from the heartwarming generosity of neighbors who have gone out of their way to serve those who put their lives on the line for our country.”

Veterans Inc. is New England’s leading provider of support services to veterans and their families. A 501(c)3 nonprofit, the organization’s single-minded mission is to be there for our veterans in their time of need.

Incorporated in 1990, Veterans Inc. has helped more than 60,000 veterans in need and today operates offices and programs in all six New England states.

The Devens Eco-Efficiency Center helps institutions implement more sustainable operating practices that deliver triple bottom line benefits with economic, social and environmental gains.

Since 2008, the nonprofit’s educational forums, technical assistance, networking venues, and partnership opportunities have enabled over $3 million savings in reduced operating expenses for industrial, commercial and service establishments.

For additional information, visit www.veteransinc.org or http://tinyurl.com/devenseec.