If you are someone who enjoys the spirit of giving during the Holidays you can inquire at the Perkins Family Restaurant in Gillette about the Veterans Angle Tree. Terry Case with the American Legions Women’s Auxiliary is one of many who help organize that every year.
"This is the original Angel Tree that benefits the residents in Buffalo, Wyoming. They call it the Wyoming Veterans Home and the Sheridan VA Hospital.”
Around Thanksgiving time every year, the tree with names is set up at the Perkins Family Restaurant so individuals in Northeast Wyoming can show their appreciation of veterans.
“Take a tag off the tree. They ask for things like socks, personal care items. Sometimes they ask for CD’s. They might ask for a digital camera. There is a whole variety of things. The whole idea is not necessarily to spend a whole lot of money. If that’s not in your budget, take a name and just go shopping.”
The vets at the Sheridan VA Hospital and Wyoming’s Veteran Home could also use some larger more unusual items from those who could afford to be extra giving.
“All their chairs are falling apart in the computer lab, so we need six computer chairs. They only have one printer that’s working; and they would like at least, maybe, two printers that are up and running that they could install in their lab.”
Other items include headsets or recliners. For more information contact Case at 682- 8257.