Volunteer provides essential items for the homeless
HVAF of Indiana is fortunate to receive donations which make a real difference for homeless veterans.Eva Yackey is a member of the American Legion Post 145 Auxiliary and first approached HVAF of Indiana in January 2016. Her friend from the Legion asked her if HVAF would like to receive some towels and sheets. Her friend then reached out to Hendricks Regional Health and Eva connected with HVAF to see if we could use the items.
The hospital provided sheets, blankets, medical scrubs and towels. Eva’s efforts did not stop there. She became aware of the need to fill our food pantry. She is currently holding a food drive for HVAF.
Eva was born in Communist Hungary and came here as a teenager. She appreciates the opportunities in the United States in a way that only someone born in a dictatorship can. This is part of her continued efforts to give back to the county.
When asked why she volunteers, Eva responded: “You simply do not understand the value of this country if you do not pay it forward!”