Columbia County RSVP crafts heart-warming valentines for military veterans
More than 30 volunteers met at the Scappoose Senior and Community Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to craft valentines for distribution to Columbia County veterans during the Columbia County Retired Senior and Volunteer Program's sixth annual Valentines for Vets.
"Each valentine was created to show appreciation and respect for our veterans for serving our country," notes a Jan. 20 press release about the Valentines for Vets event, which also marked a National Day of Service project.
During the first two weeks in February, volunteers will distribute the valentines to "as many veterans as possible in Columbia County," the release states.
Columbia County RSVP offered special thanks to Carrie Bodenhamer's split class of fourth and fifth graders from Olympic Elementary School in Longview, Washington, for contributing an additional 80 valentines to distribute.
"All of the valentines are sure to bring smiles. If you know of a group where veterans gather that we could deliver valentines to, or know of a veteran who would appreciate a card, please message us," the release concludes.
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