Holiday gifts for veterans in KC area
MO-KAN Post 605 of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA here in Kansas City has been distributing gifts under their Holiday Gifts for Veterans (HGV) Program since 2003. This year, the Post assembled and delivered about 400 gift bags to hospitalized veterans at the VA facilities in Kansas City and Leavenworth. The HGV Program is funded by cash and in-kind donations from individuals and Post 605 fundraising. Each bag contains about 18 items, including a sweatshirt, T-shirt, woolen cap, 2 pairs of socks, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving cream, tissues, water bottle, backpack, drink coozie, paperback book and a handmade Christmas card and Thank You from a 4th grade class. The Post assembles and delivers these bags to the VA facilities on Dec. 14th and 21st, and the VA staffs immediately distribute these to the patients and residents, who show us their heartfelt appreciation. The JWV post continues to be amazed at how thankful these vets are, when it is us who are trying to thank THEM for their service and sacrifice to our country.
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