National Charity League girls thank military veterans
About 40 teenage girls and their mothers in local chapters of National Charity League visited with veterans at the Sacramento VA Hospital at Mather on Feb. 8 as part of the group’s Operation Homefront Service From the Heart event. They made Valentine cards and toiletry bags for veterans recuperating at the facility. They also listened as some of the veterans shared their experiences, and thanked them for their service.
The chapters — from Granite Bay, South Placer and Sacramento — participated in the nationally organized event for National Charity League, which is a mother/daughter organization that aims to foster a sense of community responsibility through philanthropic work, education activities and cultural experiences.
National Charity Leagues uses the week around Valentine’s Day each year to thank the more than 98,000 veterans of the U.S. armed services who are cared for in VA medical centers, clinics, domiciliaries and nursing homes, according to a press release.