Valentines for Veterans
CORNING -- [WENY] Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and a local pharmacy wants to make sure hospitalized war vets feel the love this year too.
Market Street Apothecary is the official card sending station for this year's "Valentine's Salute to Hospitalized Veteran's."
This event churned out 39 hundred Valentine's cards last year.
This year, City of Corning and the Corning Rotary Club are hoping to reach 5,000 cards.
The apothecary's owner, Karen Hogue, has helped out with the program in the past and donated supplies to make cupcakes.
She's also sent sanitation supplies and food to active military members overseas who sent her an American flag from Afghanistan as a token of their appreciation.
She says the pharmacy will donate a card to anyone who wants to sign one, but doesn't have the money to buy one.
For her, it's personal. "The emotion is very strong for me because my brother is retired air force in fact, he's the featured keynote speaker for the event this year which makes me very proud," said Karen Hogue.
This is Karen's first year helping out with the cards because she didn't have a gift shop last year.