Augusta event provides blankets to veterans

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 9:07 PM
Last updated 10:19 PM
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Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver joined Todd Boudreau, the regimental chief warrant officer of the U.S. Signal Branch, in participating in Wrap-A-Vet, a Thanksgiving event at the Georgia War Home on Monday afternoon.

Wrap-A-Vet, endorsed by the Bragg Silver Chapter of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association and the Adolphus Greely Chapter of the Signal Corps Regimental Association, was founded by Chief Warrant Officer David Vaughn in 2003 when he was on active duty stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. Each event consists of fundraising to purchase and provide branch-specific fleece blankets to veterans living in VA nursing homes.

“This is an awesome way to say thank you to those who have served before me, and to learn about their contributions to historic events that I have only read or studied about in school,” Vaughn said in a news release. “Thanks to the generous community of Augusta and American Legion Post 192, we are able to provide 169 blankets to veterans at the Georgia War Home in Augusta.”

For more information about the charity, visit www.wrapavet.com/GA or contact Vaughn at donate@wrapavet.com or (919) 306-1676.


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