NEW YORK POST – Nearly two dozen struggling homeless veterans have been booted from upstate hotels to make room for migrants, says a nonprofit group that works with the vets.
The ex-military — including a 24-year-old man in desperate need of help after serving in Afghanistan — were told by the hotels at the beginning of the week that their temporary housing was getting pulled out from under them at the establishments and that they’d have to move on to another spot, according to the group and a sickened local pol.
“Our veterans have been placed in another hotel due to what’s going on with the immigrants,’’ said Sharon Toney-Finch, the CEO of the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation.
Toney-Finch, a disabled military veteran, created YIT to raise awareness of premature births, as well as helping the homeless and low-income military service veterans in need of living assistance.
“One of the vets called me on Sunday,’’ she said.
“He told me he had to leave because the hotel said the extended stay is not available. Then I got another call.
“We didn’t waste any time,’’ the advocate said.
“That’s when we started on Monday to organize when and where to move them all.
“I am glad you called me today,’’ she told The Post.
“Last night, I was crying.”
Toney-Finch said 15 of the veterans got the heave-ho from the Crossroads Hotel in Newburgh about 60 miles north of New York City in Orange County — a new epicenter of Big Apple’s migrant crisis since Mayor Eric Adams began bussing Gotham’s overflow there against local officials’ wishes.
The other five displaced veterans were split between two other local facilities — the Super 8 and Hampton Inn & Suites in Middletown, Toney-Finch said.
The Middletown hotels are not believed to have migrants yet but were reportedly on the city’s shortlist to take some.
She said the hotels didn’t explicitly say the vets had to move because of the migrants but that it was clear to her that was the case, given the timing … READ MORE.
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