Watch for our annual Helping Hands feature in the November and December issues. In the mean time, you can start helping those in need a little earlier this year.
For the fifth year, the Cherokee County Homeless Veteran Program will partner with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 45 from Canton for the 2019 Adopt a Vet program. The multi-faceted program focuses on the elderly, disabled and financially challenged, as well as homeless veterans and those living in nursing or assisted-living homes, who may not have the resources to celebrate Christmas.
“It is our goal to make sure that all of these veterans have a great Christmas this year,” said Jim Lindenmayer, Cherokee County Homeless Veterans program director.
Thanks to the hard work of Betty Lewis of Post 45 Auxiliary, generous sponsors and veteran volunteers, 40 families of veterans were given presents and Christmas meals, including more than 60 children of low-income vets. More than 230 senior veterans living in nursing or assisted-living homes were helped.
This year’s program will expand and begin earlier, to make sure the most veterans in need receive help. To ask for help for someone in need, or to become a volunteer, contact Lindenmayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-983-7590, or contact Betty Lewis at 770-318-6451.