The holiday season is quickly approaching and the time of year for sharing joy and happiness with those less fortunate has arrived. Mercer County Veteran Services is conducting its annual donation drive to help veterans and their families enjoy the comforts of a hot meal on each holiday.
Last year, the County raised more than $10,000 for this worthy cause. Reaching this goal would again would allow many area veterans and their families to purchase items for a holiday meal. A donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated, shared Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes.
“Last year, we exceeded our donation goal and were able to provide meals to veterans during the holiday season,” said County Executive Hughes. “That kind of generosity is what makes Mercer County great. Our veterans have given so much; now let’s show them we care.”
The holiday meal fund drive is an annual County endeavor. Rather than collecting donations of food, Mercer County’s Division of Veteran Services accepts monetary donations that go toward the purchase of ShopRite gift cards which veterans can use to purchase holiday meals. Veterans will receive those gift cards in time for holiday meal preparations. Mercer County Veteran Services uses every dollar collected during the drive to purchase and distribute the ShopRite gift cards for food products.
If you wish to donate, make your check payable to Mercer County Trust Fund. Please mail your donation to the Mercer County Division of Veteran Services, 2280 Hamilton Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08619. For additional information on making a donation, please call (609) 989-6120.