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Upward Bound gifts local veterans Thanksgiving baskets

Posted at 5:20 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 18:38:07-05

Veteran's Upward Bound in Lafayette gave away Thanksgiving gift baskets to local veterans today ahead of the holiday.

The program's goal was to give away six gift baskets this year.

The giveaway took place at the Upward Bound offices on Rex Street on UL's campus.

"It's very special, very heartwarming. Some of us that are veterans don't have anything around the holidays to feed their families. So accepting this was very good for us. I'm glad that the program has benefited into giving us something for the thanksgiving holidays," said Johnas Hypolite, a veteran in the Upward Bound program.

Find more information about Upward Bound here.