Volunteers requested to help with Valentines for Vets

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Congressman Jeb Hensarling is asking students across the Fifth Congressional District to help honor the service and sacrifice of veterans by participating in the annual Valentines for Vets program.

 Hensarling hopes to make his final Valentines for Veterans drive the largest contribution from the fifth district of Texas ever.

 Each year, Hensarling’s office collects hand-made Valentine’s Day cards from the fifth district students that are delivered to hospitalized veterans at the Dallas Veterans Administration Medical Center. The valentines will also be delivered to members of our veterans organizations.

 “These valentines are a great way to say thank you to the brave men and women who have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedom,” said Hensarling. “We need to let them know that we appreciate all that they have done for our country. I know each veteran who receives one of these cards will be happy to see how much our students care about them and care about America.”

 Teachers, principals, parents and organizations who would like to participate in this effort should contact Amanda Beltran in Hensarling’s Athens office at 903-675-8288.

All valentines must be collected by Monday, Feb. 5 to ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day.

 Valentines for Vets is an annual program held in conjunction with National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week.

Every February, Americans open their hearts to our nation’s hospitalized veterans by sending cards and letters to Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers across the country.

For any further questions about the program, please contact Margaret Smith in the Dallas office at 214-349-9996.

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