Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1073 in Morristown, Tenn., presented a $2,500 check to Morristown-Hamblen Central Services last month to give gift baskets to area Vietnam veterans. Several chapter members have experienced homelessness themselves, and make a concerted effort to help their brethren every year.
“We’ve been giving to the Holiday Hope Fund for the last seven years,” Jackie Williams, chapter vice president, told the Citizen-Tribune. “Some of the brothers at our chapter work at Daily Bread Ministry. We see directly how many homeless veterans there are. We try to help as many of them as we can as much as we can.”
Chapter 1073 also packed bags for veterans at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Mountain Home during the holidays.