Veterans Assistance Center collects gifts for children of needy veterans

first_imgAt least 144 families across Clark County will have a brighter holiday this year thanks to the efforts of the Clark County Veterans Assistance Center, where volunteers are working to collect gifts for the children of needy veterans.The center was full to bursting Monday afternoon, where packages for kids from infants to high schoolers took up most of the upstairs floor space. And they’re not done yet.“We’re getting another delivery tomorrow,” said Sharon Tyre, administrative assistant at the center. “The delivery we’re getting tomorrow comes from the county, comes from Toys for Tots.”Last week, center president Judy Russell told the Veterans Advisory Board that CCVAC was working with several veterans support groups like 40 et 8, the Community Military Action Committee and Sunshine Division to collect enough food and gifts to ensure that no local veteran families would go without for the holiday season.Downstairs, boxes upon boxes of food crowded the center hallway. In the freezer are around 15 frozen turkey dinners — dozens of others went to CCVAC visitors and Kleen Street Recovery Cafe, said center volunteer Nick Herber.last_img

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