Vietnow receives a donation for Christmas for Vets

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Rockford chapter of Vietnow received a check for $1,500 which will go towards its Christmas for Vets program.

The money from the Pine Tree Pistol Club will go towards buying blankets, throws, comfort items, and Christmas cookies for vets.

Vietnow has been sponsoring the program for the 14 years starting with one nursing home and just 13 veterans. Now it has grown to 50 nursing homes and retirement homes and more than 1,500 veterans, families, and Gold Star parents.

Vietnow says they are accepting donations of: blankets, throws, children's Christmas cards, white tube socks, and homemade cookies at their location at 1835 Broadway. People can also give monetary donations.