Key Peninsula veteran Wally Cornman and Jerry Benoit traversed snowy roads over the Narrows bridges and through the city to deliver 250 Christmas gifts to American Lake Hospital Veterans. All 250 gifts were provided by Key Peninsula area residents and consisted of items like wallets, slippers, socks, hats and scarves. Known as the annual “Trees of Sharing” project, chairpersons Trula Knudson and Ginger Zampini placed small Christmas trees at KP community services and Key Peninsula markets at Purdy, Lake Kathryn and Key Center. Each week they faithfully collected the gifts and had them ready for delivery.
Key Peninsula Veterans Institute members share in one huge “THANK YOU” to everyone who donated generously to this outreach for our hospitalized military veterans.
Also, KPVI provided 35 different gifts to Children’s Home Society in Vaughn, with the help of Chairman Eddie Suchanek. Eddie used funds donated, then purchased the gifts and delivered them for the children. Even in difficult times, this Key Peninsula community continues to sacrificially give for our veterans and children.
KPVI salutes you!