Fire Crews Battle Blaze At Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Fire Crews Battle Blaze At Mt. Olivet Cemetery

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Some Groups Still In Need This Holiday Seasaon--Mikayla Lewis

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Many people generously donate to children in need during the holiday season, but there are two groups that have not received as much.

Operation Stand Down in Nashville helps veterans with several services. Their annual Christmas gift drive has brought in an abundance of toys for children below 10-years-old, but teens are still needing gifts.

Renee Bob with Operation Stand Down says, " We have so many veterans who are recently coming back and they have a need to be able to take care of their children  and to have a nice Christmas for their children but unfortunately they may not have the financial resources to help." 

Bobb says that many givers may think that getting presents for teens may cost more financially. The drive helps about two dozen veteran families, and about 30 teens from 13-17 are without gifts.

Bobb adds, " We're looking for  gift cards , bath and body works things that teenagers will really enjoy."

Bobb is a veteran herself and says she knows how hard it is for other veterans to provide Christmas for their families.

Renee Bobb added, " It's so important that they have served the country andfor us to be able to give back and show that we support our veterans that we care."

Senior citizens also need your help through Be a Santa to a Senior. Organizer Maggie Lea says it is similar to Angel Tree but people adopt seniors and buy them gifts.

Lea also owns Home Instead Senior Care and through the program, more than 1,400 gifts were donated to seniors this week. Lea says they are also looking for volunteers to give the gift of time though. Lea learned the importance of spending time with elderly people through her close relationship with her grandmother. She passed away just a few weeks ago.

Maggie Lea said, " What we ask our volunteers is to spend 30-45 minutes with the seniors. It's that companionship that they're longing for so much."

For more information on spending time with a senior this holiday season call: (615) 553-4297, or CLICK HERE.

Donations for veterans' teens can be brought to 1125 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-4709 by 4:00 pm Thursday, December 19th. You can also give a monetary donation through their website at anytime.

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