6th Annual Blessing of the Buckets gives back to veterans

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-

The American Legion Auxiliary in Gainesville is lending a hand to veterans who may not have a place to stay.

For the 6th Annual Blessing of the Buckets for Homeless Veterans event on Sunday, volunteers and staff handed out buckets full of donations.

Inside veterans could find personal hygiene items, gloves, socks, blankets, a bible anything that could help them survive a cold night.

“All of our veteran communities coming together and making this about possibility and a great success for none other. I mean 'tis the season. This is truly the reason for the season, is our veterans, to be thankful all at the same time,” Event Chairwoman Ronna Jackson said.

At the event, veterans were also offered free haircuts, a traditional Thanksgiving meal and a lot of clothing donations to choose from.