UTICA, N.Y. – It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and you can show love to local veterans this holiday through the CNY Veteran’s Outreach Center’s ‘Lots of Love - Valentine’s for Veterans’ initiative.
Paper hearts with messages showing gratitude can be purchased for $1.
The center created a GoFundMe charity campaign so people could make donations online. Money can also be filled out in person or mailed to the center at: 726 Washing St., Utica NY, 13502.
The money raised will go toward programs that help support homeless veterans in the community.
“All proceeds go right to our homeless veterans. What we get, all of it goes right to them to make sure they're taken care of. Housing, food, you know, clothing - whatever they may need,” said Christina Wasielewski, of the Utica Center for Development.
You can choose one of three messages to put on each valentine, or create a unique message of your own.
To send valentines through the GoFundMe campaign, click here.