Organization raises money for blankets for veterans

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Vietnam Vets and Legacy Vets hosted a fundraiser in Paragould on Saturday.

The fundraiser was held to raise money to help with outreach to veterans in nursing homes.

The group sold barbecue pork butts and auctioned items to raise money.

They also offered a free meal to all veterans who came to the event.

"We just want to shake their hands and thank them for their service," said Ted Lamb, chapter treasurer.  "Our main thing is to let the veterans never forget that we still care."

"This year we are undertaking giving away about 126 blankets," said Lamb.

The blankets will be given to veterans at various nursing homes in Northeast Arkansas.

The group said anyone who would like to get involved or donate can contact Ted Lamb at (870) 253-6560, or Kenny Wright at (870) 208-3970.

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