GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Help Hospitalized Veterans provides therapeutic arts and crafts for those who've put their lives on the line for our country. Now the organization is expanding what they do by opening storefronts for veterans.
On Wednesday, the group opened their first arts and crafts center in the country right here in Grand Junction. The arts and crafts center is located at 1670 North Avenue. Many veterans showed up to celebrate the opening with a ribbon cutting.
"We're asking the community and veterans to please come out and take advantage of the arts and crafts because this is therapy. It is medicine that does not come in a bottle. We're very excited about this program coming to the Grand Junction community because we know the veterans are going to really enjoy participating in the program.” Says Mike Lynch, CEO of Help Hospitalized Veterans.
The center offers a free arts and crafts program for veterans who have health insurance regardless of where they get their healthcare. It doesn't have to be through the VA hospital. The center gives the veterans a place to go and work on their crafts in a group setting.
Help Hospitalized Veterans has three other locations opening soon one in Chicago, Illinois, a second in Bay Pines, Florida, and a third in Temple, Texas.