Grafton Police Department is Providing Free Winter Jackets to Veterans as Part of the Coats 4 Vets Program

by | Dec 7, 2021

Pictured from left to right in the photo is Lieutenant Neil Minardi, Grafton Chief of Police Normand Crepeau, Sergeant Michael Mazzola, Senator Moore, Representative David Muradian and Grafton Police Administrative Assistant Marianne DeVries. [Submitted Photo]

Grafton Police Chief Normand Crepeau, alongside Senator Moore and Representative Muradian, have announced that the Grafton Police Department will be providing free winter jackets to veterans as part of the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation’s Coats 4 Vets program.

“We owe so much to our veterans, and we, in turn, owe it to them to give back as much as possible whenever we can,” said Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury). “As the weather gets colder and colder, I am grateful to the Coats 4 Vets program for their passion and drive to make sure our local veterans receive a warm coat for the winter season. I am also very proud that the Grafton Police Department will be taking part in making sure our veterans are cared for.”

“Our veterans have put their lives on the line to ensure our safety and freedom,” stated Representative Muradian. “Supporting our veterans and providing them a warm coat, along with other basic necessities for the winter, is the least we can do given their service.”

“The Grafton Police Department is grateful to take part in the Coats 4 Vets distribution program to ensure that local veterans have a warm coat and other basic necessities throughout the winter season,” said Grafton Chief of Police Normand Crepeau. “Anything we can do to assist our veterans is but a small token of appreciation for their service and sacrifice for our country.”

The Massachusetts Military Support Foundation has been collecting coats from people across the Commonwealth and has now distributed them to locations across the state so that they can now be given to veterans in need.

Any veteran in Grafton or the greater Central Massachusetts area may pick up their free winter coat at the Grafton Police Department. Anyone interested in picking up a coat may also call the station directly for information on what is available. The Grafton Police Department can be reached at 508-839-5343, and is located at 28 Providence Rd, Grafton, MA 01519.