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GrayTV- Veterans find comfort in craft kits amid tense times

GrayTV- Veterans find comfort in craft kits amid tense times

Thanks to the non-profit Help Heal Veterans – which provides craft kits at no cost to active duty and retired military – Brown says she found comfort in this new creative hobby.

“When you’ve had an injury…that’s an uphill battle. The crafts are a way to really have small victories and those small victories matter.”

These kits are for all different experience and ability levels - from making masks, to woodwork and leatherwork, to jewelry. With the stress and isolation of these times, Help Heal Veterans CEO Joe McClain says demand for these kits tripled.

“We used to do about 30 VA medical centers, now we’re doing 138. We are supplying military bases, Army bases here in the U.S., and overseas,” said McClain, a retired U.S. Navy Captain.

McClain says his mission now is to help lift up other veterans.


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