The Aid A Veteran Program this holiday season has received some youthful assistance, with an open challenge.Stuart Elementary's Beta Club members have raised more than $500 for Aid A Veteran's …
The Aid A Veteran Program this holiday season has received some youthful assistance, with an open challenge.
Stuart Elementary's Beta Club members have raised more than $500 for Aid A Veteran's $10,000 goal to assist the families of eight veterans this Christmas.
The annual effort provides assistance with food, clothes, gifts and other day-to-day needs for these families.
"Operation Standfast" is a part of Aid A Veteran's year-round program, targeted for the holiday season.
Stuart's Beta Club members collected the funds themselves, and provided an opportunity for other students and their families to participate in the fundraising project.
Under the guidance of sponsors Kristin Gowan and Brandie Arnold, the Beta clubbers have also issued a challenge to other Beta Clubs to join the Aid A Veteran effort.
Billy Dyer, founder of Aid A Veteran, said it is especially heartwarming to see the children step up for this very worthy cause.
Dyer and Shane Hutcheson, also assisting Aid A Veteran, visited the school this week to express their appreciation for the students' fundraising effort.
Aid A Veteran will be meeting with eight veterans' families on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Mountain View Inn for a distribution of assistance before the holidays.
The Stuart students and their families have also been invited, and several local restaurants will provide refreshments.
This is the third year of Dyer's Aid A Veteran Program. It provided gifts and assistance to four veteran families its first year, and assisted six families last year.
For more information concerning Aid A Veteran, you can call 901-933-4824, or go onlilne to www.aidaveteran.com. You can also mailed donations to Aid A Veteran, 103 Georgetown Road N.W., Cleveland TN 37311.
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