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Michigan Veteran Homes' 'Make a Veteran Smile Campaign' Brings Joy to Veteran Members Around the Holidays

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Veteran Homes' 'Make a Veteran Smile Campaign' encourages Michigan residents to spread holiday cheer by sending a card or letter to veteran members.

"Some of the local holiday functions members would attend have been suspended due to the pandemic and that can lead to feelings of isolation around the holidays," said Rebecca Smit, activity department manager for Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids. "Sending a card is another way our communities and advocates can show support for veteran members."

"The members are always excited to receive cards or letters especially when the sender shares a little about themselves or their family," said Tiffany Carr, community engagement coordinator for Michigan Veteran Homes. "For some of our members who do not have close friends or family, this might be the only message they receive around the holidays."

Cards and letters can be addressed to ATTN: Make a Vet Smile and mailed to:

  • Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township at 47901 Sugarbush Rd., Chesterfield Township, MI 48047.
  • Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids at 3000 Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49505.
  • Michigan Veteran Homes D.J. Jacobetti at 425 Fisher St., Marquette, MI 49855.