November 9, 2009
For Immediate Release

Contact: Julia Bey Ahmet
Community Hope
973-463-9600 (x303)

Contact: Tom Carlin
Gladstone Tavern

Gladstone Tavern To Host Thanksgiving Dinner for Veterans

Residents of Hope for Veterans Remembered

Gladstone TavernGladstone, NJ-- Gladstone Tavern will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner for up to forty veterans of Community Hope’s Hope for Veterans Program Transitional Housing Program in Bernards Township. This is the second time that Chef/Owner Tom Carlin has offered his hospitality and generosity to the veterans in hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner at the restaurant.

“We want to make sure these men and women who honorably served our country are not forgotten, especially on this holiday when we want to give thanks” said Carlin, a veteran of Manhattan’s famed Gotham Bar and Grill. His vendors and staff also volunteer to supply and serve this event.

Situated in the hamlet of Gladstone, NJ, Gladstone Tavern is an 1847 colonial farmhouse which has been meticulously restored and features Carlin’s creative American cuisine.

Veterans residing at the Hope for Veterans are rebuilding their lives and working to overcome the despair of homelessness and poverty with the help of Community Hope’s case managers, employment counselors and other support services staff. The program opened in 2004 as the largest and most comprehensive program in New Jersey serving homeless veterans and expanded in 2008. Presently serving as many as 95 veterans daily, more than 300 former servicemen and women have benefited from the program in the past five years.