LAWTON, OK (RNN Texoma) - The Oklahoma Veterans Medical Center in Oklahoma City is running low on donated resources, so a local veterans association is doing their part to help.
Chapter 10-3 of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is collecting donations of new boots and sweat pants for the hospital to give to veterans in need. The group has placed 13 boxes around Lawton, and other neighboring towns. Other new items like coats or hygiene products are also appreciated.
One member said they do not hesitate to help veterans in need.
“At last count, there was 450-600 homeless veterans, just in Oklahoma City alone. So, about 10 percent of the homeless population," said Phil Barks, chapter public relations officer for CVMA 10-3. "And it’s gone down some, but there’s still a whole lot of our brothers and sisters out there that really need help. So, that’s what we’re here for, is to help out our brothers and sisters. We do vets helping vets, so it’s a no brainer. We’re going to go help.”
The CVMA will be accepting donations now through December 21st at various locations throughout the Lawton/Fort Sill Area.
The following locations have drop boxes for donations:
* VFW Post 5263 (103 NE 20th St, Lawton, OK 73507)
* Sam's Club (802 NW Sheridan, Lawton, OK 73505)
* Classic Chevrolet (8308 NW Cache Rd, Lawton, OK 73505)
* Comanche Casino (402 SE Interstate Dr, Lawton, OK 73501)
* Easton's Ace Hardware (6902 NW Cache Rd, Lawton, OK 73505)
* Walters Bank & Trust (201 N Broadway St, Walters, OK 73572)
* B 1/40 FA (6050 Rothwell St, Fort Sill, OK 73503)
* Marlow Medicine Pharmacy (129 N Broadway, Marlow, OK 73055)
* Flores Mexican Restaurant (213 W Main St, Marlow, OK 73055)
* Atwoods Ranch & Home (1820 NW 52nd St, Lawton, OK 73505)
* St John Lutheran Church (102 SW 7th St, Lawton, OK 73501)
* Wind River Harley Davidson (301 SE Interstate Dr, Lawton, OK 73501