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MT VA receives food, winter clothing, cash donation from Knights of Columbus

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Nov 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-18 20:24:07-05

HELENA — The VA Medical Center in Helena got a hefty donation Thursday from the district twelve Knights of Columbus.

The VA received nonperishable food, warm clothing--including more than 50 bags of gloves, hats, and other winter essentials, a check for more than $1,500, and more than $2,000 worth of food.

The food will go to veterans experiencing homelessness and the warm clothing will go to the VA’s residential program for vets.

For Larry Hornby, the Knights of Columbus console 10576 Treasurer says that giving back to veterans like himself, is what the organization is all about.

“As being a veteran, it means a lot to me a whole lot to me to see the veterans get what they need,” said Hornby.

Amy Claridge is Montana VA’s Health Care System Chief of Civic Engagement and says that the donation arrived right when the weather is going to get colder, and veterans are in need.

“It couldn't come at a better time, especially with winter approaching these are just going to serve our veterans, especially our homeless veterans, so well right now," said Claridge.

Whitehall, Townsend, East Helena, and Helena consoles all came together for donations.

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