NUTTER FORT, W.Va. – A local chiropractor’s office is donating to homeless veterans for the Harrison County Holidays this year.
The Chiropractic Care Center is doing a campaign for veterans who are getting out of homelessness by giving them the basics like hygiene and cleaning products, pots, pans and more.
Chiropractic assistant Teth Peiffley said they teamed up on this project to get the community involved.
“We have such a large patient base and there are amazing patients. We always want to do something to help the community, especially during these times, ”said Peiffley.
Peiffley explained that when a veteran leaves homelessness, he only gives the house itself and only enters the house with the clothes on his back.
“Everyone has a hard time, but especially with people who are homeless,” said Peiffley. “Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of government support right now, especially when everything is fine and everyone gets a new home and has what they need to get started.”
The Chiropractic Care Center plans to hand the items over to one of its customers who works as a social worker for the homeless at VA Hospital on December 20, 2020.
The Chiropractic Care Center will collect items at the Bridgeport and Nutter Fort locations from now until December 18, 2020 during business hours.
The Bridgeport office is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Nutter Fort office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Instead of doing this as a team building activity, we’re actually doing this across the community,” said Peiffley. “It’s a path for anyone in the community who wants to help this season and doesn’t know exactly how to do it. They can drop off any items they have.”