The American Legion Women's Auxilary is hosting a chili fundraiser for a group aimed at reducing the suicide rate among veterans who return from active duty.
Jeff Gaither is one of the leaders of HOOAH Deer Hunt for Heroes and indicates they host veterans for deer hunts, pheasant hunts, and fishing trips and try to give them an outlet to find other veterans who may be facing the same challenges they are.
Gaither indicates veterans who have been through the program have taken it to where they come from and Gaither says they've helped other veterans set up similar programs in different parts of the country.
Because HOOAH pays for all the expenses of the veterans to go on these trips, fundraisers like the one this Saturday at the American Legion are vitally important. This Saturday's fundraiser is from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Legion building at 219 North Elizabeth Street.