WILLIAMSON – The Williamson Woman’s Club is asking both businesses and individuals alike to change one of their visible lights to green and be a part of the Greenlight a Vet campaign.
The Woman’s Club encourages everyone to help spread awareness on social media by using the hash-tag, #greenlightavet
Green-Light a Vet is a nationwide program that supports veterans. According to www.greenlightavet.com, “Green is the color of hope, renewal and well-being. ‘Green-light” is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement. The simple action of changing one light to green is intended to spark a national conversation regarding the recognition of veterans, and ‘green-light’ them forward as valued members of our communities.”
Lee Ann Ray, President of the Williamson Woman’s Club, discussed the club’s effort at a recent Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting saying, “One thing the Woman’s Club is doing and is encouraging everybody to do, is the Green Light a Vet this month. Change your porch light to a green light bulb. People are already starting to do it. It looks pretty neat.”
Those interested in participating may want to check with local stores before going to purchase the green bulbs as many stores are selling out. “Walmart has been sold out but they are supposed to be getting a shipment in. The Pikeville Lowe’s had sold out but the Logan Lowe’s had a whole display of nothing but green bulbs for that event and they still had some left,” Ray explained.
Those who participate are encouraged to take a photograph of the green light. “If you do it; take a photo of it and post it #greenlightavet and it will go on this national page. There are 169,000 people that have been on the Green Light a Vet to date and it is a really neat thing,” Ray continued.
To learn more about Green-light a Vet visit www.greenlightavet.com.
The Woman’s Club also plans to distribute food baskets to veterans in need. “If we can get people to get us names, we want to do food baskets for veterans this month since it is Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving. We have been looking for names so we can do food baskets to help them out. If you happen to know anyone, give us a name,” Ray said.
“If anyone wanted to donate or help the Woman’s Club out it would be appreciated and we would note those who contribute,” Ray continued.
For more information on how to assist in the food baskets for veterans contact Lee Ann Ray at 304-235-3488.
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter at the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2279.)