VERPLANCK, N.Y. - My Brother Vinny, a Yorktown-based nonprofit, has provided furniture and housewares to 400 formerly homeless U.S. veterans since June 2013.

The organization reached the milestone on Sunday, Feb. 12, when it fully furnished the apartment of a Vietnam-era veteran from Verplanck. Prior to Sunday, the veteran was sleeping on the floor with a just a sheet and a jacket for a pillow.

The organization’s founder, Paula Miritello, was assisted in the move by volunteers Wayne Reese, Emily LaCava, Joseph Maryniak and Jonas Moseby. The veteran received a bathroom/kitchen basket donated by a Cortlandt Manor resident; a queen bed, two nights stands, a table, a coffee table, an easy chair and two short lamps from Hampton Inn Brookhaven in Farmingdale; a bed frame from the Home Depot Foundation Grant; and bedding.

My Brother Vinny is a 100 percent volunteer nonprofit organization. Learn more at The organization’s annual walk will take place Sunday, April 30, at FDR Park in Yorktown. Register or donate at