Serving the needs of veterans throughout Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNEOC) recently released a new line of t-shirts in partnership with Northeast Promotion & Apparel (NEPA).

According to VNEOC’s John Ford, the messages and graphics on the shirts is what he believes will interest the public. One t-shirt displays a message about veterans defeating COVID-19 while others are aimed toward parents or children of veterans.

“It’s a way for us to promote the important role veterans play in our society and have fun at the same time,” he said. “I’m thrilled at the efforts of Northeast Promotion & Apparel to help create these engaging designs.”

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the t-shirts will support veteran services, some of which include basic food and housing, advocacy as an Accredited VSO, counseling, peer support, case management, employment and education.

For Matthew Olivari, NEPA managing partner, the latest line of t-shirts reflects their appreciation of the sacrifices “veterans have made for our country.”

“NEPA is very in tune with the needs of our veterans,” he said. “It’s why why we teamed up with VNEOC to host an apparel store, accessible through their website, that features a variety of branded apparel as well as a whole section of new ‘veteran’ style t-shirts.”

Ford added, “Each shirt has a logo on the back, too, just below the collar that states, ‘This shirt supports veteran housing.’ When you purchase these shirts, you really make a difference in the lives of those we serve.”

Founded in 1985, VNEOC serves veterans and their families in Essex, Middlesex and Barnstable Counties (MA) and Rockingham and Hillsborough Counties (NH).

To purchase apparel at the VNEOC Store, visit vneoc.itemorder.com.