By Chuck Werner
Most people may not know what the term Code Purple is. However, if you are homeless or without heat when the temperature is at or below 32 degrees then you sure do know what the terms is. There are churches, civic organizations and even city government buildings who announce code purple locations when the temperature drops. Right here in downtown Milford is one of these safe haven locations. Milford Community Center, located at 105 N.E. Front Street, is one of these safe havens. The Center President is Pastor Richard Portalatin and he performs many functions in addition to ministering to the people of Milford and one is that he prepares the facility for visitors when a code purple occurs. The center provides a place to get out of the cold and hot food for families as well as individuals.
VFW Post 6483, as part of our community outreach program, presented a check to the Center president in support of the code purple program. Members of Milford VFW Blue Hen Post 6483 have not only served in the past but continue to serve their community in the present and will do so in the future. Individuals that are eligible to join the VFW are encouraged to call the local post at 302-422-4412.
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