Operation Chillout gets much needed boost from Rotary Club of Roselle-Roselle Park

By Suburban News on July 23, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Thanks to the efforts of Rotary Club of Roselle – Roselle Park President Kevin Murphy, Operation Chillout, a New Jersey-based homeless veterans outreach program, will get a big boost in the form of a specially outfitted ambulance to reach out to homeless veterans.

Murphy, a 23-year member of the Rotary Club of Roselle – Roselle Park and Rotary International, was able to put a coalition of groups together to make it happen. An EMT with the Roselle Park First Aid Squad, Kevin first secured the donation of a used ambulance from both the Roselle Park First Aid Squad and the Borough of Roselle Park.

He then enlisted the financial, technical and moral support of the Rotary Club of Roselle – Roselle Park, Rotary District 7510, Veterans Chamber of Commerce – NJ as well as his own business, KM Signs & Graphics of Roselle Park, to get the vehicle back in running condition and have it repainted. As a result, the ambulance is clearly marked as an Operation Chillout unit ready for service in the homeless veteran community.

Operation Chillout volunteers will use the vehicle to seek out homeless veterans, using the vehicle to deliver much needed supplies like bottled water during hot summer months and warm clothing during the winter. It will also be used to transport homeless vets for medical treatment or for a variety of other reasons. Now that the graphics are completed, the unit goes for brakes and safety inspection. According to Murphy, the last step is to fill it with bottled water for distribution to homeless veterans.

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Visit Rotary Club of Roselle: http://www.roselle-roselleparkrotary.org/

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