Knott County Veterans Fundraising Event

KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimates that approximately 13 percent of homeless adult men are veterans.

In response, Knott County officials held a fundraising event for veterans at Mine Made Adventure Park in Leburn, Ky.

People could come and ride the trails for a $20 fee that would go directly to the local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) chapter.

“It’s a sad time. I mean there are not enough veterans programs, not enough people who actually support our veterans. These people are very important to me,” Knott County Executive Judge Jeff Dobson said.

DAV local branch manager Arthur Mullins said the support of local authorities and the community goes a long way in honoring veterans.

“So many veterans come out of service and for some reason they’ll be sleeping under a bridge,” Mullins said. “It’s kind of depressing to think about how it is.”

Honoring them at Mine Made Adventure Park on a beautiful Saturday only made it better.

“It’s a really good family place where people can hang out and enjoy the beautiful nature,” said Executive Judge Dobson.

You can find more information about what Mine Made Adventure Park offers here.

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