Photo Credit Stacia McDonough
Photo Credit Stacia McDonough
Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, Holmdel, New Jersey. Veteran’s Day, 2008.
Sergeant John E. McDonough’s posthumous, “In Memory” induction ceremony.
His widow, Mrs. Stacia McDonough, lighting his ceremonial candle in front of a standing room only crowd.
Zimmer Biomet graciously hosts a month-long event collecting much needed new clothing, toiletries and necessities for NJ’s homeless veterans residing at a Lyons, NJ facility. All donated items were hand delivered by Mrs. McDonough and the dedicated volunteers. Pictured in the photo are Zimmer Biomet employees, Mrs. Stacia McDonough, and a team of tireless volunteers.
The Independence for Veterans, Inc. Volunteers with Stacia McDonough.
At Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Mendham, New Jersey.
A special thanks to the manager, Catherine Bubet.
From L to R:
Our dedicated volunteers: Mrs. Harriette Doll and Mrs. Nancy Stober-McCarthy.
Mrs. Nancy Stober-McCarthy shows off one of the hoodies donated by the Watchung Hills Elks.
One of Santa’s many sleighs.
Mrs. McDonough was inspired to start this innovative campaign in loving memory of her late husband, John, an enlisted, decorated Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force who served “In Country” during the Vietnam War. The annual collection is now officially “Dedicated in Memory of John E. McDonough.”
For their service, bravery, and unimaginable sacrifices these noble warriors should be revered, and never forgotten,” says Mrs. McDonough. She is thrilled by the tremendous success of her previous campaigns. “I am looking forward to a banner year, hoping I can spread a little bit of Christmas cheer to our amazing heroes,” she adds.
Our sincerest thanks to the American Legion, Warren, NJ Post 293.
Joseph Doll, Vietnam Veteran and DAV Officer, and David Gilliam, Army Veteran and Rolling Thunder National member.
All gifts were hand delivered.
On February 12, 2020, another successful delivery of brand new winter clothing, toiletries and necessities to a New Jersey veteran’s transitional housing facility.
From L to R: Volunteer Nancy Stober-McCarthy, and U.S. Navy veteran Rob R.
Bountiful toiletry gift bags assembled with love and hand delivered to the homeless veterans residing at a Lyons, N.J. shelter.
A tremendous thanks to the Somerville Elks
BPOE 1068 for their incredible thoughtfulness, and generosity. Everything was hand delivered by our volunteer extraordinaire, Mrs. Nancy Stober-McCarthy, who always goes the extra mile for our heroes in need.
Through the incredible kindness and compassion of Mr. Jim McGrady of the Somerville Elks BPOE 1608, and the tireless efforts of Nancy Stober-McCarthy, we were able to deliver delicious home cooked meals to the formerly homeless veterans residents at the Lyons, NJ transitional housing facility.
Our sincerest thanks to the Elks!
Donation courtesy of the Somerville Elks BPOE 1068. Hand delivered with love by Nancy Stober-McCarthy.
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