We are thankful for the generosity of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) who provided a little extra help for Santa and brought holiday cheer to the residents of the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home (NNSVH). On Wednesday, December 15th, members of the northern Nevada law enforcement agency dropped off gifts at the home, collected through the agency’s Operation Gift-A-Vet program.
The Operation Gift-A-Vet program ensures holiday wishes and dreams come true for NNSVH residents. Through the program, residents were asked to make a holiday “wish list,” which was submitted to the WCSO. The resident’s desires, along with the resident’s name, were placed on ornaments that adorned a Christmas Tree at the Sheriff’s Office on Parr Boulevard in Reno. WCSO deputies and staff were able to select a gift ornament off the tree to provide up to three items, or all three items, that the resident placed on their “wish list.”
The gift-wrapped items were opened at the home’s planned Christmas parties during the week leading up to Christmas Day.
“We sincerely thank the men and women of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office for their generosity and thoughtfulness,” said Director Kat Miller, Nevada Department of Veterans Services. “Not only are the gifts greatly appreciated, but the gesture demonstrates to our residents they are not forgotten this holiday and their service and sacrifice will always be honored.”