Veterans Outreach Project

Veterans Outreach Project

Supporting local veterans-in-need during the holidays

IMPACT

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Families can enjoy a delicious family meal during the holidays & have presents to open on Christmas morning
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For families to purchase meaningful Christmas gifts for loved ones
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Boxes of food for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals
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Local veterans & their families

PROJECT HISTORY

Through our direct contact at the local Veterans Affairs office, we’re introduced to veterans that could benefit from assistance around the holidays. Every year before Thanksgiving and Christmas, our volunteer drivers gather up boxes of food and supplies from Smiths Grocery, then deliver them right to the doors of families in need. At the Thanksgiving delivery, each family receives a gift card to Walmart, the amount relative to their family size, with the hope that it will allow them to buy meaningful Christmas gifts for their loved ones. The program has been a huge success in making the holidays much brighter for these veterans and their families. As one volunteer describes, “The veteran greeted us with hugs and signs of tears in his eyes. He was awed by the generosity of the Human Outreach Project. He said that this Thanksgiving ‘miracle’ could not have happened at a better time.”

How Can I Help?

Goals

The Veteran Outreach Project served 25 veterans and their families in 2019, and for 2020 we surpassed 30 veterans.