The Altamont post of the American Legion raised well over $15,000 toward a proposed housing complex that would support veterans struggling with homelessness and addiction.

Back-to-school supplies and athletics funds were handed over from community organizations to local school districts.

“We actually started as more of a holistic health practice 35 years ago,” said Father Peter Young this week. “We’re sort of trying to go back to our roots now.”

A tributary of necessities like clothing, medicines, and furniture is flowing to a “Veterans Miracle Center” where local religious leaders are encouraging struggling veterans and their immediate families to come at no cost.