Homemade valentines sought for veterans, first responders

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Since 1999, the Colfax Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2003 Auxiliary has organized the collection of homemade “Valentines for Vets” for distribution to veterans at the Reno VA Hospital, Mather Hospital, Auburn VA Clinic, Yountville Veterans Home and Placer County military service members serving in Afghanistan.

This year, due to numerous shootings of law enforcement officers and the immense efforts of firefighters and first responders in the recent wildfires, The VFW will also distribute valentines to Placer County first responders as well.

Scouting groups, churches, seniors, youth groups and individuals are all invited to participate in making valentines. Limit the size to 8-inches by 11-inches; individual envelopes are not necessary. Collection boxes for the valentines are located at the Colfax Chamber of Commerce alongside the train depot museum, the Colfax City Library, and the Auburn Journal.

include group or individual name and mailing address with donated valentines. Deadline: Feb. 9. For more information, contact Beth Murphy at 530-637-4893.