"Back A Vet" Gives Help to the Homeless

Contributor: Lance Vaught

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Updated: 1/19 12:49 am
On Saturday, the Community Action Council hosted an event to provide homeless Kentucky veterans with items they may not normally receive.

Backpacks were filled with hygiene products to hand out at the Hope Center as a part of this year's Martin Luther King Junior Day program, "Back A Vet."

Danita Coulter, the program's coordinator, said it's a way to give back to those who fought for our country. "Just the simple things that we do day to day...these are the people that make that happen for us, and to know that they come back home and end up in the street...it's just a small thing that we can do to help them be able to have at least a small sense of dignity."

Event organizers said they started three years ago with 30 backpacks to stuff.

This year, around 200 were filled.
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