The Cherokee County Homeless Veteran Program, along with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 45, is kicking off the sixth year of the Adopt a Veteran program. Modifications will be made to adhere to safety guidelines, according to Director Jim Lindenmayer.
“Our first focus is on providing for veterans with families who are financially challenged, disabled or homeless, and our second focus is on our elderly veterans,” Lindenmayer said. “It is our goal to make sure that every veteran has an opportunity to have a great Christmas this year.”
The popular Breakfast With Santa has been canceled because of health concerns during the pandemic. A candlelight vigil will take place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the statue in Cherokee County Veterans Park in Canton. The event commemorates the plight of more than 50,000 veterans who are homeless on any given night in the United States.
If you know a veteran or family who needs help, contact Lindenmayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-983-7590, or Betty Lewis, of the American Legion Post 45 Auxiliary, at 770-318-6451.