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Butte Vets Participate in "Make a Difference Day"

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Tuesday was "Make a Difference Day", and as part of the day, folks in Butte who once gave up everything for their country are still giving back.

This time they're giving back to their community.

"We're proving we're not just veterans to say we're veterans," said Veteran John Fish. "We're here to give back to the community and to those in need."

John Fish is one among many veterans who made a difference Tuesday.

As part of the nationwide event, John and other Butte vets donated every day needs to the Butte Rescue Mission.

"We brought towels, sheets, pillow cases, toilet articles, toilet paper, soaps, and cleaning material," Fish said.

Along with providing three meals a day, the Rescue Mission also serves as a shelter for Butte's homeless.

Some of those folks have very similar backgrounds to the people donating the goods.

"Veterans unfortunately, especially now, after the Afghan War are on the streets more than any time in our history," said Jeretta Wright with the Butte V.F.W.

On a daily basis the Rescue Mission treats veterans, which is a reason why the V.F.W. chooses to give back, and with the generous donations the veterans of foreign wars make a difference in their community.

"We couldn't do what we do without them," said Rachel Freeman, director of the Butte Rescue Mission. "It's definitely a huge Godsend and blessing their willing to come and step in and help the people that come here. If I had to buy these items, you're looking at hundreds and hundreds of dollars. There's no possible way to offset that cost."

The donations will be evenly distributed throughout the Butte Rescue Mission.

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