“The gifts have increased in value since I first started. We have been blessed,” Earnhardt said.
Extra gifts allow some veterans a chance to grab an extra one for their Christmas. Those without family members are welcome to shop for friends.
The five female veterans in Milledgeville receive passionately prepared gift baskets from the Auxiliary groups.
The Georgia American Legion Auxiliary coordinated joy shops in six Georgia VA facilities, as well as a one facility in both Alabama and Florida.
“Any time the veteran has a need we try to service it from here. We get more of a thrill and a blessing than they do,” Earnhardt said. “This is a big project statewide for all of our VA facilities.”
The American Legion groups also help with the Veteran's Gift Wrap Dec. 15 at the Georgia War Veteran's Home. Numerous organizations bring small gifts to add to a large gift bag.
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