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Help Our Veterans Who Reside in North Carolina State Veterans Homes

by | Apr 17, 2020 | Because You Served, News

Can you make service-themed masks for our Veterans at the North Carolina State Veterans Homes? (these masks made & donated by Ann Cripps)

Can you sew? Can you make Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard service-themed face masks for Veterans? The Commissioners of the North Carolina State Veterans Affairs Commission need your help.

NOTE: These masks will not substitute for medical grade surgical or N95 masks. They will be used when cloth masks are deemed appropriate.

The State of North Carolina has four Veterans Homes located across the state: in Fayetteville, Kinston, Salisbury, and Black Mountain. Construction on a fifth home recently started in Kernersville. Our Veterans Homes have 420 residents – proud North Carolina Veterans.

The State Veterans Home in Black Mountain.

Those 420 residents include: 226 Army, 80 Navy, 75 Air Force, 34 Marines, and 5 Coast Guard Veterans.

“Our State Veterans’ Homes went on lockdown in early March, and will remain on lockdown until health officials determine that it is safe to lift the lockdown.” said retired Navy Captain Jane Campbell – chair of the Veterans Affairs Commission – as she asked for volunteers to sew special service-themed masks.

“We believe that these masks will be needed by our Veterans and their families and friends who visit them after the lockdown is lifted. Masks may be the new ‘normal’ and we want our Veterans to be able to share their service pride as they protect themselves and those around them.”

If you can’t sew, can you take the time to write a note to a Veteran? Do you know any school children who can send notes or artwork to our Veterans?

Please send masks, letters, artwork to:

Captain(Ret) Jane Campbell
P.O. Box 2252
Davidson, NC 28036

The donations will be sorted and organized before being delivered to our State Veterans Homes. A running total of donated service-themed masks will be made available at the following link.

Please consider supporting the North Carolina Veterans who are residents of our State Veterans’ Homes.

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