The “Tree of Stars” is an opportunity for individuals and groups to partner with the Veterans Assistance League (VAL) to make the holidays a little brighter for the 200 Veterans who live at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.

As donations are received, personalized dog tags with different colored silencers will be placed on a Christmas tree in the Home’s lobby. The silencers represent different levels of support and the tree will become a beautiful focal point that our Veterans will love.

Funds raised are then used to purchase a Christmas gift for each of the Home’s 200 Veterans. Gifts are wrapped and hand-delivered by staff.

The gifts and merriment are especially important to the Veterans who might not receive anything at all otherwise. Veterans who are new to the Home and are especially appreciative of the holiday cheer.

We hope you will consider giving back to those who have given so much to preserve our nation and its freedoms. Our goal is $10,000, which will provide one $50 present for each of the Home’s 200 Veterans.

Please make your donation payable to the: Veterans Assistance League “Tree of Stars,” and send it to: 1300 Veterans Road, Warrensburg, Mo. 64093. Please fill out the dog tag form with your Christmas message.

For more information, call Latisha Koetting, Supervisor of Volunteer Services, at (660) 429-4661 or email Latisha.Koetting@mvc.dps.mo.gov.

In addition to our normal Tree of Stars program, for a limited time only, we are offering an additional option.

Individuals, businesses, organizations and families may sponsor a 24x48” banner in
honor or in memory of their favorite veteran OR in honor of a staff member for $200.

Banners are two-sided and may include a photo of the veteran or staff member. Photos need to be high resolution and good quality. 8x10s work the best.

This is a GREAT way to honor a special veteran in your life or honor
your child, grandchild, parent or spouse who works at the Veterans Home.

THE DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, the day before Thanksgiving.
Please make your donation payable to the: Veterans Assistance League
“Tree of Stars”, and send it to: 1300 Veterans Road, Warrensburg, Mo., 64093.

Please fill out the banner dog tag form with your message.
Note the limited amount of characters.

For more information, call Latisha Koetting, Supervisor of Volunteer Services, at (660) 429-4661 or email Latisha.Koetting@mvc.dps.mo.gov.